Cannabis Patient’s Bill of Rights!

As I have been speaking and sparring with cannabis activists and local politicians over the last few weeks it has become clear that all involved can agree on one thing: it is not a matter of if but when and how we will legalize. The concrete is still very wet on the how question andContinue reading “Cannabis Patient’s Bill of Rights!”

NORML Policy Conference and Lobby Day Signups

February 3-Policy Conference Signup NORML is holding this policy conference featuring a who’s who of local cannabis advocates on the day before its annual lobby day event. There is an associated cost that is going up as we get closer to the event but they do promise to cut people a break who cannot afford.Continue reading “NORML Policy Conference and Lobby Day Signups”

Petition: Grant Home Grow Rights to Maryland Patients

Maryland’s 90,0000~ registered medical cannabis paid more than $250 million dollars into a cannabis market, that breaks down to an average of more than $50 spent by each patient, each week. Most Marylanders can not afford these high prices.  The market is currently being supplied by just 15 growers, most of whom are multi-state conglomeratesContinue reading “Petition: Grant Home Grow Rights to Maryland Patients”

Was Strand’s Move Legal?

“Basically, you can’t work on something for another party and be compensated if you were working on it as a state entity,” Michael Lord of the Maryland Ethics Commision quoted by Ethan McLeod of the Baltimore Business Journal Ethan McLeod in an excellent January 2 Baltimore Business Journal piece “Ex-medical cannabis czar joins Frederick growerContinue reading “Was Strand’s Move Legal?”

Access and Diversity Problem? Former MMCC Commissioners Say No

In a new twist of drama, 3 former MMCC comisioners with vital roles in the creation of the current Maryland medical cannabis market-place wrote a testy rebuke to current head of that agency stating that they “were indeed committed to ensuring racial diversity” when weighting scores for candidates for MMCC business licenses. They go throughContinue reading “Access and Diversity Problem? Former MMCC Commissioners Say No”