Category Archives: Maryland

Maryland Receives $3.6 Million In Federal Funds To Address Opioid Use And Pregnancy

The Maryland Department of Health has received $3.6 million in federal grants to fund a new program designed to address the use of opioids during pregnancy. The new initiative, dubbed the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, was announced by the agency on Monday. “The Maryland Department of Health remains committed to ending the opioid crisis, […]

University of Maryland Offering First of Its Kind Master’s Program in Cannabis

The University of Maryland is now offering a master’s degree in cannabis that is being billed as the first in the nation. In the two-year program, students will study the basics of medical marijuana, including the clinical uses and adverse effects of cannabis. Course work will also cover public health considerations and state and federal […]

Opioid Addiction Stars As The Monster at Maryland Haunted House

The horrors of opioid addiction are the theme of a haunted house in a Maryland town this week, complete with scenes that depict a frightening overdose and agonizing details of families struggling with the fallout of addiction. Dubbed “the Haunted Trap House”, the event takes place from Thursday through Saturday in Centreville, on Maryland’s Eastern […]

Maryland Judge Rules To Extend Prohibition Of Medical Cannabis Licenses

A prohibition on licenses for growing and processing medical marijuana has been extended in Maryland after a ruling last week by a judge in the state. The prohibition stems from a temporary restraining order issued last month by Judge Ronald B. Rubin after a company called Remileaf filed a complaint arguing that the Maryland Medical […]

Maryland Court Rules Pot Smell Not Enough for Police to Search Person

Bob Dylan wrote his indelible classic “The Times They Are a-Changin’” at a moment of enormous political and cultural upheaval in the country. Nearly 60 years later, the lyrics have been invoked—in a court of law, no less—to capture the winds of change in marijuana policy. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week […]

High Folks: Kevin Ford Jr. Upholds Cannabis’ Good Name

“Minorities have always had access to cannabis. I’m more focused on the importance of minorities having access to business and job opportunities within the industry,” says Kevin Ford Jr., the founder, and CEO of Uplift Maryland. According to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), 58% of Maryland’s cannabis business employees are minorities, but only 35% […]

University of Maryland Launching Master’s Program on Medical Cannabis

The University of Maryland is launching a master’s degree program to instruct students on the science and regulation of medical marijuana. The new Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics will “provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research in […]

Baltimore Judges Deny Request to Dismiss Past Marijuana Convictions

A request by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to dismiss nearly 5,000 past cases of marijuana possession was denied by judges on Friday, according to online court records. On Monday, a spokeswoman for the State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed that the petition had been rejected by the judges. Prosecutors had filed paperwork to dismiss cases going […]