Flower Review: Strane’s Snow Monster

Last week I was due a $1-8th, with Liberty Rockville’s 3 visit e-punch-card and snow was in the forecast. I am generally a good sleeper, but when snow season comes and I am obliged to work over night, I lose the ability to relax, turn off my brain and sleep. It was with this inContinue reading “Flower Review: Strane’s Snow Monster”

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”

The Potency Myth

As patients demand high THC products a one-of-a-kind blind cannabis competition tests assumptions and bares surprising results. Until 2017 most consumers of cannabis in Maryland were mostly captive to whatever single strain of flower their “person” had on offer. Flower would come in a baggy and was judged based on smell, appearance and effects. ItContinue reading “The Potency Myth”

Joy Strand Lands on Her Feet

The Baltimore Sun’s Pamela Wood reports that Green Leaf Medical, aka gleaf, has announced today that it hired the longtime executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission a month ago. Strand, who resigned her post with the commission for “personal reasons” just 60 days before her hire claims that the opportunity to join gLeafContinue reading “Joy Strand Lands on Her Feet”

Proposal: All Maryland Residents Should Have a Stake in Legalization

With gross sales already in the hundreds of millions how do you include marginalized communities, historically (and currently) disproportionately effected by the “War on Drugs” and marijuana prohibition? This is a question has seemingly been on everyone’s lips and has led to legal problems and and legislative logjams all over the east coast. I thinkContinue reading “Proposal: All Maryland Residents Should Have a Stake in Legalization”

Whats Wrong With Oklahoma?

Oklahoma is a smaller conservative state and has been working on Medical cannabis for a total of 18 months. Without the legal drama, and apparent corruption plaguing Maryland’s now 6 year old project, Oklahoma has created a market that appears to outperform Maryland’s on accessibility, diversity of stakeholders and tax revenue all while allowing patientsContinue reading “Whats Wrong With Oklahoma?”

Homegrow in 2020?

BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2016, THE COMMISSION MAY ISSUE THE NUMBER OF LICENSES NECESSARY TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA BY QUALIFYING PATIENTS — HB881. With 8th prices for flower appearing to bottom out at $35 but more often in the $45-$65 and flower shortages reported state wide the current oligopoly of 14 producers appear unableContinue reading “Homegrow in 2020?”