Maryland Adds Eight New Medical Marijuana Growers

Maryland’s medical marijuana regulators approved final licenses for eight growing companies on Monday, allowing them to start cultivating the drug. Several companies said they are ready to begin growing immediately, while others say they will take weeks to get started. “Now, we have a real industry,” said Cary Millstein, CEO […]

Wana Brands Dominates Oregon Market, Expands to East Coast in 2018

Wana Brands launched their products in Oregon’s market in July 2016, about a year ago. Since then, their brand presence has grown considerably and their products are now in 240 of Oregon’s 375 dispensaries, according to a press release issued this morning. Wana Brands is an infused products company; they […]

Should PA Revoke a Cannabis License For Their Parent Company’s Past?

Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLC (PAMS), won a license to grow medical cannabis in Pennsylvania, but some think the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) should reconsider awarding that license. PAMS is a subsidiary of Vireo Health, which has medical cannabis licenses in New York and Minnesota, as well as quite […]

Judge temporarily halts Maryland medical marijuana industry – Cannabis Business Executive

A Baltimore judge put Maryland’s medical marijuana industry temporarily on hold Thursday, granting the request of a company that alleged state regulators illegally ignored racial diversity when picking firms to grow the drug. Circuit Judge Barry Williams said the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is not permitted to grant any additional […]

Maryland Judge Places Temporary Halt on Medical Marijuana Program – Cannabis Business Executive

Maryland’s medical marijuana program faces a potential new delay after a judge Thursday ordered a temporary halt to the program pending a hearing as part of a lawsuit that alleges regulators failed to consider racial diversity in licensing businesses. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams granted a temporary restraining order […]

Medical cannabis in Maryland – A patchwork approach to zoning – Cannabis Business Executive

As the result of countless ballot initiatives, tireless advocacy, and a gradual but consistent shift in public attitudes toward the use of cannabis (medically, recreationally, and otherwise), the cannabis industry has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries and an attractive investment vehicle for many property owners, real estate developers/investors, […]

Maryland Medical Marijuana Grower on the Verge of Cultivation Despite Controversy – Cannabis Business Executive

Since lawmakers approved medical marijuana in Maryland, the nascent industry has been mired in legal and political controversy. A judge is deciding whether the state improperly awarded licenses to grow and process the plant. Black lawmakers said minorities didn’t have a fair chance of getting those licenses. Now the governor […]