Maryland’s medical cannabis program gets 8 new growers

By Fenit Nirappil August 14  Medical cannabis program regulators in Maryland on Monday authorized eight companies to grow the plant and four businesses to process it into medicine.The decision at a meeting of the state’s medical cannabis commission comes one year after the panel chose 15 growers and 15 processors …

First Maryland medical marijuana grow operation approved

May 18, 2017 The Baltimore Sun Regulators have issued the first license for a medical marijuana grow in Maryland, allowing a sprawling 2-acre warehouse in Anne Arundel County to immediately start cultivating the drug. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to grant final approval for a medical marijuana …

Study: Nationwide medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars

Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws Will Save Lives & Taxpayer Dollars A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program. The implication? Offered …

Dispensaries See New Seniors Marijuana Market Emerging

Seniors and Marijuana as Medicine MARCH 15, 2017 BY TOM EDATHIKUNNEL For decades, cannabis has been portrayed as an illicit substance associated with burnouts and addicts, one that clouds mental performance and drains ambition. However, long-standing opinions are beginning to change as more research continues to demonstrate the medical benefits …