Medicinal use of marijuana has been rapidly gaining popularity in recent years, alongside an increase in the amount of states where it is deemed legal. In 2018 medical marijuana was legalized in Utah, Missouri, and Oklahoma, bringing the total number of states where using cannabis for medicinal purposes is allowed to 33. According to statistics published by ProCon, in 2018 there were over 2 million legal medical marijuana patients in the U.S. - and it is estimated that if medical marijuana was legal across all states, this figure would be closer to 3.5 million. What is it used ...
Connor Sheffield has, in the several months since he began using cannabis oil to treat his gastrointestinal dysmotility disorder, stopped having to use his feeding tube, gained 10 to 20 pounds and been able to go to school on a regular basis.
A Baltimore County doctor who helped start a national medical cannabis company’s Maryland operation is fighting the Minnesota-based firm to reclaim an ownership stake he says was stolen from him before the corporation raised $50 million on a Canadian stock market.
State legislators hoping to find a way to stop large, multi-state firms from taking control of the state’s medical cannabis industry realized couldn’t turn back the clock without getting the state sued, so they acted instead to draw a line limiting further consolidation.
Medical cannabis is used to treat a variety of ailments, such as glaucoma, muscle spasms and lack of appetite, but it is for pain management that many users are finding it to be particularly effective.
A little over a dozen people gathered in a room at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on a Saturday in late February, finding their seats in plastic folding chairs after grabbing information packets and fliers from two folding tables. The meeting topic? Marijuana. Medical cannabis.
The Baltimore County medical cannabis growing company on Monday sued Maryland regulators to stop them awarding licenses to four new competitors withdrew the lawsuit Friday amid a torrent of backlash accusing the politically-connected firm of trying to derail an attempt to diversify the industry.
A Baltimore County company that is licensed by the state to grow and sell medical cannabis is attempting to stop the Maryland commission that regulates the industry from awarding four new licenses to potential competitors.
Leaders of Maryland's General Assembly have named a work group to study legalizing recreational marijuana — a clear signal that no legislation will be passed this year. The bipartisan group will study issues with a deadline to report recommendations at the end of 2019.
Though the session opened at about noon, lawmakers representing Carroll County had been coming up with legislative agendas and crafting bills for months in preparation. Many have refined bills they introduced in the past that failed to make it and plan to reintroduce the legislation.
Bethany Jane, the woman behind the "Mary Jane Chronicles" website, seeks to expand the Maryland marijuana community's social network through themed, educational events where they can connect with other patients and dispensaries.
Loud applause broke out at a city of Laurel planning commission meeting last week when a plan to replace Tastee Diner, an iconic city landmark, with a medical marijuana dispensary was rejected by the commissioners.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission ruled on Tuesday that a politically connected marijuana grower illegally used prohibited crop-protection pesticides and ordered the company to pay a $125,000 fine, provide refunds on certain products and imposed a two-year probationary period.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to ban advertising for marijuana products on billboards, in print publications and on the radio. The move was resisted by one trade group that said the commission's move violates the free speech of companies.
After marijuana became available to medically certified patients in Maryland, dispensaries and local chefs began teaming up to put on cooking classes for patients to learn how to make their own edibles. But some advocacy groups say these classes also legitimize recreational use.
A Massachusetts company that trades on the Canadian stock exchange has offered $30 million to a Frederick firm to expand its presence beyond its current Baltimore County store in a deal that challenges a regulation prohibiting such consolidation.
Officials from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission continue to investigate Forwardgro, a grower, but declined to say if the probe is related to an allegation by former employees of illegal pesticide use.
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Matt McDonough, Dr. Scott Sirchio and Patty Washabaugh, the three candidates running in Mount Airy's first special election, fielded citizen-submitted questions at candidate forum Aug. 16. Sirchio and Washabaugh are on the town's planning commission, McDonough just graduated from high school.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission issued a bulletin about how to report patients' bad reactions to the drug to counteract the instructions a dispensary sent to many patients amid investigation into grower for alleged use of pesticides.