D.C. cannabis crusader moves to Maryland to take on marijuana nemesis, Rep. Andy Harris

Adam Eidinger may be Washington’s best-known cannabis crusader. He led a successful campaign to decriminalize possession and private use of small amounts of pot. He held a smoke-in outside the White House that featured a 51-foot replica of a joint. And he’s been arrested nearly two dozen times. But Eidinger…

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Maryland lawmakers OK bill to boost diversity in state’s medical marijuana industry

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to help improve diversity in Maryland’s new medical marijuana industry received final approval by the General Assembly on Monday, as lawmakers worked toward a midnight deadline when the legislative session is scheduled to end. Maryland lawmakers also will be working on measures designed to…

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A Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem

Published: Jan 3, 2018, 9:33 am • Updated: Jan 3, 2018, 9:35 am By Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Most banks refuse to open accounts for cannabis-related businesses even in states where pot is legal, citing federal laws that outlaw the drug and consider it on par with cocaine and…

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Maryland regulators more than double number of medical marijuana dispensaries

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 8:13 am • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 8:55 am By Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Maryland’s marijuana regulators on Thursday approved 12 new dispensaries to operate in the state’s fledgling legal medical marijuana industry, bringing the total number of fully-approved legal storefronts to 22. At least…

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“It’s a very tense situation”: Maryland dispensaries off to bumpy start with shortages, closures

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm By Fenit Nirappil; Aaron Gregg; and Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries finally opened this past week after years of delay, but many are running out of the drug as limited supply is struggling…

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Maryland patients’ long wait finally over as MMJ dispensaries open for business

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:28 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most…

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Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 1:25 pm By Oluwatomike Adeboyejo,  capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After a four-year wait to provide medical cannabis to patients, the drug could be available to Marylanders as early as this month, according to industry stakeholders. “I think…

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Maryland medical marijuana commission needs a new director

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 7:40 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 7:40 am By The Associated Press BALTIMORE — The executive director of Maryland’s medical marijuana commission is resigning. The panel announced Thursday that Patrick Jameson will resign, effective Nov. 30. Jameson says it’s been an honor to help sick…

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Maryland cannabis businesses cleared of conflict of interest, approved for launch

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 8:29 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 8:29 am By Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Medical marijuana regulators in Maryland have approved licenses for two cannabis businesses that were under investigation for potential conflicts of interest, after concluding that no evidence had been uncovered that should…

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