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After lengthy ban, medical marijuana may get second chance in Concord

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CONCORD — Reflecting society’s greater acceptance of marijuana use, city leaders may repeal a ban on medical pot dispensaries and home delivery that has stood for more than a decade. When Concord prohibited dispensaries and delivery in 2005, and outdoor cultivation eight years later, the city was in step with most of its central Contra Costa County neighbors. But the …

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Lewes with 17 local varieties

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First State Compassion Center will open its second license medical marijuana facility in Lewes today, offering 17 Delaware-grown cannabis strains. First State, which operates Delaware’s first licensed facility in Wilmington, will operate its second at 12000 Old Vine Boulevard in The Vineyards in Lewes. The 4,000-square-foot dispensary will be open Monday through Saturday. Weekday hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 …

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Maryland faces yet another delay in medical marijuana licensing with judge’s order

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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 barring the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from granting new licenses …

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Maryland Halts Medical Marijuana Licensing — For Now

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Marijuana grows beneath lights at Alternative Solutions, a medical marijuana producer, in Washington, D.C. Growers in Maryland will have to wait a little longer to set up their operations. Maryland’s medical marijuana program has hit a roadblock. The state awarded the first growing license to a company last week, but a judge now says that the licensing process needs to …

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Medical marijuana dispensary approved to create products

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A cultivator holds a cannabis flower on a Maui Grown Therapies cultivar, or strain, inside the company’s Kula production center. Maui Grown Therapies photo Maui Grown Therapies is aiming to open as early as July, selling lotions, tinctures, oils, capsules and concentrates at its first dispensary in the Maui Lani Village Center, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. However, the state Department …

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Judge temporarily halts Maryland medical marijuana industry

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A Baltimore judge put the state 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 marijuana licenses for 10 days. He will decide after …