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?”

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”

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?”