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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 …

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Fairfax: Shaw to reopen medical marijuana dispensary

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Lynnette Shaw, founder of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Fairfax, plans to reopen her dispensary, possibly next week. The dispensary was closed during a federal government crackdown in 2011. (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal) Lynnette Shaw, the self-styled godmother of medical marijuana dispensaries in California, announced this week that she will reopen her medical cannabis dispensary in Fairfax. Proving …

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Medical marijuana rules move ahead in Florida

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After state lawmakers failed to act, health officials on Thursday laid out a framework for adopting regulations required by a voter-approved constitutional amendment that could make Florida one of the nation’s largest medical-marijuana markets. The Florida Department of Health on Thursday issued a “Notice of Regulation Development Procedure” establishing the process the agency intends to use to carry out Amendment …