News

Welcome to my news aggregator! Now you can stay informed just like the Gentleman on all news cannabis in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The big news is that as of last week, the clarification from MPD after the recent pop-up raids regarding what is and is not allowed regarding Initiative 71 means that there won’t be any further reviews of the concentrate, vape cartridges, or edibles from DC besides what’s available from the medical marijuana program on the site, at least until the law can be updated to allow these necessary medicines. But there is good news! A bill to expand Virginia’s medical marijuana program has passed both the House and Senate, and I expect Northam’s on board, so sometime in the near future you’ll be able to get CBD or THC-A oil for any condition, not just epilepsy. Yay! For further news about marijuana’s status federally or in other states, I highly recommend you check out MarijuanaMoment.net and sign up for the newsletter. UPDATED 2/20/18.

MARYLAND:

SYNOPSIS: Ok, you can officially sign up as a patient for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The law was written to allow out-of-state patients to access the program, but the MMCC has enacted a series of restrictions that will make it very unlikely any out-of-state patients will be admitted. Bugger.

The good news: Medicine is NOW AVAILABLE, folks! More dispensaries are coming online almost every day. Supply’s still getting worked out, but that’ll catch up sooner than later.

READY TO REGISTER?Reach out to my partners Green Health Docs to get the ball rolling.

JUMP TO DC OR JUMP TO Virginia

2/20/18: Lawmakers talk about legalizing recreational use of marijuana (ABC 2)

2/20/18: MD Senate Committee to Conduct Hearing On Marijuana Legalization (WCBC)

2/20/18: The Medical and Legal Cannabis Market Projected to Have Positive Future Estimates (PR NEWSWIRE)

2/18/18: Women create cannabis media company to cash in on green rush (NBC NEWS)

2/16/18: Maryland Lawmakers Make Big Play Toward Legalizing Marijuana (THE WESTERN JOURNAL)

2/15/18: Pot companies settle lawsuit that threatened to upend Maryland’s medical marijuana industry (BALTIMORE SUN)

2/15/18: Frederick dispensary launches home delivery service for clients (FREDERICK NEWS POST)

2/15/18: Sponsor of Bill to Legalize Hemp in Maryland Thinks This is the Year (SOUTHERN MD ONLINE)

2/14/18: Maryland Medical Marijuana Users Can’t Get A Gun Permit, But Senate Bill Could Change That (WAMU)

2/13/18: Maryland Workers and Legal Medical Marijuana (BALTIMORE SUN)

2/13/18: First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Anne Arundel County Opens (CBS BALTIMORE)

2/13/18: Full legalization? And other marijuana-related bills being considered by Md. legislators (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

2/12/18: A long time coming: Linthicum medical marijuana dispensary opens (CAPITAL GAZETTE)

2/12/18: Quinsam Announces Receipt of Maryland Medical Cannabis Dispensary License by Herbiculture (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

2/9/18: TOUR: Maryland man turns pipe dream into access to medical marijuana (WJLA)

2/9/18: Two medical marijuana dispensaries open in Baltimore with little fanfare (BALTIMORE SUN)

2/9/18: A Maryland professor wants his school to pursue a credit-bearing cannabis program (WASHINGTON POST)

2/9/18: Sponsor of Bill to Legalize Hemp Thinks This Is the Year (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

2/8/18: Moon Hopes Maybe This Is The Year for Marijuana Legalization in Maryland (BETHESDA MAGAZINE)

2/8/18: How the uncertainty surrounding cannabis is being felt in other industries (INLANDER)

2/7/18: State Lawmakers Push Marijuana Referendums (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

2/7/18: Pot legalization could be on November ballot (WBAL)

2/6/18: Editorial: Medical cannabis providing industrial, job growth in Carroll County (CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

2/6/18: Maryland Cannabis Policy Reform Coalition to Hold Citizen Lobby Day in Support of Legalization Referendum Bill, News Conference at the State Capitol on Wednesday (INVESTOR IDEAS)

2/5/18: Maryland Del. Dan Morhaim to retire from the General Assembly after 24 years (WASHINGTON POST)

2/4/18: Washington County Sheriff: Medical marijuana poses problems for law enforcement (HERALD MAIL MEDIA)

2/3/18: Room to grow: Grassroots brings cannabis and jobs to Taneytown (BALTIMORE SUN)

2/2/18: Maryland has 8 more licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. Take a look at where they are opening. (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

2/2/18: Doctors backing out of recommending medical marijuana in response to Sessions memo (WASHINGTON POST)

2/2/18: Industrial hemp advocates hope this is their year in Annapolis (BALTIMORE SUN)

2/1/18: More than 500 certified as medical marijuana patients in Washington County (HERALD MEDIA MAIL)

1/31/18: Maryland Legislative Session Begins With Marijuana Policy On The Agenda (WEED NEWS)

1/31/18: Apple store or marijuana shop? Maryland’s new dispensaries spend big to rebrand. (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/31/18: MPX Bioceutical Expands Maryland Medical Cannabis Operations (NEW CANNABIS VENTURES)

1/29/18: Maryland delegate filed legislation to prevent medical cannabis patients from being denied access to guns. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/27/18: AACC professor pursuing credit-bearing cannabis program (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/26/18: An old hippie buys pot in Md. — legally (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/26/18: Spelman alum youngest black woman marijuana dispensary owner in the country (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION)

1/25/18: West OC dispensary opens (OCEAN CITY TODAY)

1/24/18: Father Charged in Middle School Pot Gummies Incident (SOUTHERN MARYLAND ONLINE)

1/23/18: Federal actions to factor into Maryland policies this year (HERALD MEDIA MAIL)

1/23/18:  Getting to know Maryland’s youngest medical cannabis entrepreneur (WUSA9)

1/23/18: Public hearing sees support for Westminster cannabis dispensary (CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

1/22/18: Md.’s top US prosecutor will not target medical marijuana growers (THE DAILY RECORD)

1/22/18: Scores of medical cannabis dispensaries remain unlicensed in Md. (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/22/18: Angela Rye: Legalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Go Far Enough (THE FRESH TOAST)

1/20/18: Dr. Elaine Crain: Are Maryland’s medical cannabis providers asking the right questions? (CAPITAL GAZETTE)

1/19/18: The Youngest Black Dispensary Owner In The U.S. Wants To Help You Understand Weed (HUFFINGTON POST)

1/19/18: Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Pikesville (WBAL)

1/18/18: A study requested by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) recommended “the use of race- and gender-based measures to remediate discrimination affecting minority- and women-owned businesses in the types of industries relevant to the medical cannabis business.” (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/18/18: Report Supports Help for Minorities in Medical Cannabis Industry (LEAFLY)

1/17/18: Report: Maryland can give minorities a leg-up in entering legal marijuana market (WASHINGTON POST)

1/16/18: AG Frosh joins call for allowing banks to support medical marijuana (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/16/18: Here’s how to fix Md.’s medical marijuana program (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/15/18: Medical marijuana compromise hits snags over timing, moratorium (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/15/18: Md. lawmakers debate cannabis bill that includes moratorium on licenses (THE DAILY RECORD)

1/11/18: Maryland credit union to cannabis businesses: We’re open (MARIJUANA BUSINESS DAILY)

1/11/18: Editorial Advisory Board: Promote diversity, competition in cannabis program (THE DAILY RECORD)

1/10/18: Maryland’s House speaker said it’s too soon to have a “serious discussion” about legalizing marijuana. Meanwhile, A Legislative Black Caucus member says she is confident a bill to ensure minority ownership in medical cannabis businesses will be passed by the end of the month. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/10/18: Why Maryland cannabis businesses, lawyers aren’t worried about DOJ changes (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/8/18: Medical cannabis dispensary set to open (THE DUNDALK EAGLE)

1/8/18: Some Maryland patients will face a choice: medical marijuana or their gun (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/8/18: MPX Expands Cannabis Operations in Maryland (NEW CANNABIS VENTURES)

1/7/18: High demand: How a Md. marijuana dispensary is doing 1 month after opening (WTOP)

1/6/18: Sessions’ marijuana decision dead wrong (FREDERICK NEWS POST) 

1/5/18: Local marijuana dispensary not concerned by DOJ’s move to revoke Obama-era pot policy (WTOP)

1/5/18: How will Jeff Sessions’ marijuana memo impact the cannabis industry in D.C. and Maryland? (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/4/18: Frosh: Sessions decision on marijuana legalization ‘inhumane’ (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/4/18: Trump policy change on marijuana raises questions in Maryland (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/4/18: Hagerstown cannabis firm eyes first plants, new fed policy (HERALD MAIL MEDIA)

1/3/18: Storylines in 2018: Medical cannabis dispensaries expected in Carroll (CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

1/3/18: Annapolis bank is one of the first in Maryland to accept medical cannabis business (BALTIMORE SUN)

1/3/18: Fate of Maryland’s medical cannabis industry could depend on single bank (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/2/18: How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem (WASHINGTON POST)

1/1/18: New Maryland medical marijuana shops provide insights for Ohio (THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH)

12/29/17: Four years later, Maryland’s medical marijuana program moved forward in 2017 despite frequent controversy (WASHINGTON POST)

12/28/17: Montgomery County Leads State in Number of Patients Who Can Buy Medical Cannabis (BETHESDA MAGAZINE)

12/27/17: MariMed Raises $4M To Finish Maryland Cannabis Cultivation Facility (GREEN MARKET REPORT)

12/27/17: New West Ocean City business dispenses warmth, marijuana (DELMARVA NOW)

12/26/17: Year in Review 2017: Medical cannabis industry finally launches in Maryland (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

12/23/17: A look inside Anne Arundel County’s first upcoming medical cannabis dispensary (CAPITAL GAZETTE)

12/22/17: WOC marijuana dispensary to open Jan. (OCEAN CITY TODAY)

12/21/17: Former Shore hospital CEO takes reins of Md. medical marijuana commission (DELMARVA NOW)

12/20/17: In Maryland, Products and Patients Are Flowing to Dispensaries (LEAFLY)

12/19/17: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Salisbury (WBOC)

12/18/17: Germantown dispensary Bloom Medicinals is hosting a cannabis education event TOMORROW with our friend, Dr. Shivani Amin!

12/18/17: FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/18/17: City of Laurel eyes first medical marijuana dispensary (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/18/17: Medical cannabis industry sees influx of patients in first two weeks (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

12/16/17: For some local mothers, medical cannabis is key to their children’s survival (FREDERICK NEWS-POST)

12/15/17: Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open in Downtown Bethesda (BETHESDA MAGAZINE)

12/15/17: First medical marijuana dispensary opens in Cecil County (THE STAR-DEMOCRAT)

12/15/17: Md. gives green light to new medical pot shops (WTOP)

12/14/17: Twelve new medical marijuana stores cleared to open in Maryland (WASHINGTON POST)

12/14/17: More than 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland approved, drug supply low (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/14/17: Medical marijuana taking root in Hancock (HERALD MEDIA MAIL)

12/14/17: Green Health Docs expands Md. medical marijuana business (THE DAILY RECORD)

12/14/17: Purchasing Pot: Here’s How You Can Get Medical Marijuana In Maryland (WAMU)

12/13/17: What you’ll see in a Maryland medical marijuana dispensary (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

12/13/17: Howard County’s first medical marijuana dispensaries ready to open (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/12/17: First medical marijuana dispensary opens in county (CECIL DAILY)

12/12/17: MPX Enters Maryland with Baltimore Dispensary Managed Services Deal (NEW CANNABIS VENTURES)

12/11/17: Westminster medical cannabis hearing scheduled for Thursday (CARROLL COUNTY TIMES)

12/11/17: Maryland’s marijuana industry is open — but supply doesn’t meet demand (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

12/11/17: FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/8/17: Meet Bloom Medicinals, a new dispensary coming to Germantown, at the Germantown library tomorrow!

12/8/17: RISE Bethesda now has vape cartridges from Rythm and flowers from new cultivators. (FACEBOOK)

12/8/17: Maryland’s Relaxed Medical Marijuana Policy Offers Safe Alternative to Opioids (OBSERVER)

12/7/17: Young Woman Breaks Barriers in Cannabis Industry (AFRO.COM)

12/7/17: CanPay brings a non-cash option to Md. medical marijuana industry (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

12/6/17: Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/6/17: Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/6/17: Maryland medical marijuana dispensaries are already running out of pot (WASHINGTON POST)

12/6/17: Maryland cannabis commission hires new executive director (BALTIMORE SUN)

12/6/17: Maryland’s New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Unable to Meet the Demand for Weed (MERRY JANE)

12/5/17: MoCo medical marijuana company raises third round in less than a year (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL)

12/5/17: 2 medical marijuana dispensaries open in Maryland (WBAL)

12/5/17: Medical Cannabis Flies off the Shelves as Dispensaries Open in Montgomery County (BETHESDA MAGAZINE)

12/5/17: Maryland Dispensaries Are Open for Business But Low on Products (MARIJUANA.COM)

12/5/17: California-based company helping Maryland marijuana store with Green Bits (WBAL)

12/2/17: Sales deplete supply of Montgomery County’s first medical marijuana store (WTOP)

12/2/17: Medical marijuana has arrived in Maryland, and sales have begun (WASHINGTON POST)

12/1/17: Maryland medical marijuana FAQ as sales start: Where to buy, products, doctors and more (THE CANNABIST)

12/1/17: Maryland, after delays, begins the sale of medical marijuana (WABC)

12/1/17: Friday appears to be the day medical marijuana will go on sale in Maryland (WASHINGTON POST)

12/1/17: Weed In Waiting: Years After It Was Made Legal, Medical Marijuana Sales Start In Maryland (WAMU)

12/1/17: Town defines medical marijuana dispensary (BAY TIMES- RECORD OBSERVER)

11/30/17: Maryland Businesses Race to the Starting Line for Legal Marijuana Sales (MARIJUANA.COM) Full list of every dispensary, grower, and processor currently licensed at the bottom!

OLDER MARYLAND CANNABIS NEWS ARCHIVES

WASHINGTON, DC:

SYNOPSIS: Initiative 71, baby, where ya been? Read my reviews of various cannabis-infused District brands! FYI, the clarification from MPD after the recent pop-up raids regarding what is and is not allowed regarding Initiative 71 means that there won’t be any further reviews of the concentrate, vape cartridges, or edibles from DC besides what’s available from the medical marijuana program on the site, at least until the law can be updated to allow these necessary medicines.Want to get a medical card instead? Boom! I can  help you decide which dispensary to choose. Who loves ya like GT does?

JUMP TO Virginia OR JUMP TO Maryland

2/16/18: 6 Most Popular Marijuana Strains in Washington D.C. (CIVILIZED) Where did they get this info? The intro is vague. A few of them are correct- Bubba Kush, Gelato, and Platinum GSC (though I’d just say GSC) but Obama Kush and AK-47 are Uncommon in collector parlance, and Clementine is Super Rare.

2/13/18: Travel writer Rick Steves goes to Washington for legal cannabis (GREEN STATE)

2/13/18: Cops in Washington D.C. Are Cracking Down on Cannabis Gifting Events (MERRY JANE) Other cannabis websites remove me from their rehashed articles cuz I’m, like, a competitor now. It’s the second time Merry Jane has done it. Lulz.

2/11/18: 10 Cities With the Most and Least Expensive Marijuana in the World (THE MOTLEY FOOL) Highlight: “Washington, D.C., actually just missed out on the top-10 most expensive cities with a per gram cost of $18.08”

2/8/18: Cannabis Crackdown? Marijuana ‘Gifting’ Events Draw The Attention Of D.C. Authorities (WAMU) GT quoted!

2/7/18: To exploit a loophole, D.C. stoners are just giving away weed at pop-up events (THE ROOSTER MAGAZINE) GT quoted!

2/1/18: Why Washington DC Police Are Cracking Down on Cannabis ‘Gifting’ (LEAFLY)

2/1/18: The tea costs $60, but the weed is free: Cannabis capitalists exploit loopholes by ‘gifting’ the drug (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)

1/31/18: Trey Gowdy, DC’s Boss on Capitol Hill, Won’t Run for Re-Election (WASHINGTONIAN)

1/30/18: As technology expands in the marijuana industry, women are networking to learn about new business opportunities (WASHINGTON POST)

1/29/18: After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people (VOX)

1/27/18: How to Legally Buy Weed In D.C. Without Actually Buying Any Weed at All (REASON.COM) GT quoted!

1/24/18: 22 People Arrested, 17 Lbs. of Marijuana Seized in Downtown DC Drug Bust (WNBC)

1/24/18: Police raid downtown D.C. lounge, seize several pounds of marijuana, authorities say (WASHINGTON POST)

1/22/18: Supreme Court sides with D.C. police over partygoers in wild bash (CANNABIST) 

1/20/18: Juju Liqueur – Now with the taste of cannabis! (SB NATION)

1/19/18: Washington DC’s Cannabis Market Is Still Untested, Untaxed, and Underground (LEAFLY) Canamelo & High Focus quoted, nice!

1/18/18: Washington DC’s Cannabis Scene Braces for the Trump Era (LEAFLY)

1/17/18: Local Chef Adds Special Ingredient to D.C.’s Favorite Sauce (AFRO.COM)

1/15/18: Green rush, grey market: How free weed is firing up D.C.’s pot ‘gifting economy’ (CBC NEWS) GT QUOTED!

1/10/18: The grass is green for careers in cannabis research (SCIENCE MAG) Holistic Remedies quoted

1/9/18: What’s The Future Of Cannabis? Here Are 3 Scenarios (THE FRESH TOAST)

1/8/18: Washington, D.C. councilmember, at the request of the mayor, introduced legislation to allow reciprocity for out-of-state medical cannabis patients. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/5/18: How will Jeff Sessions’ marijuana memo impact the cannabis industry in D.C. and Maryland? (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL)

1/4/18: D.C.’s cultural leaders predict what you’ll be talking about in 2018 (WASHINGTON POST) GT QUOTED!!!

1/4/18: Lawyers, legal experts watching how Sessions’s new marijuana enforcement impacts District residents (WASHINGTON POST)

1/4/18: The only statement on Twitter that Mayor Bowser has made regarding the announcement that AG Sessions will rescind the Cole memo was a retweet from Amy Walter that has since been deleted from the Mayor’s feed. It reads “Members of Congress who are upset about Sessions’ pot decision have ability to do something about it: pass fed law on pot legalization.” GT

12/29/17: How Congress unwittingly turned the nation’s capital into the Wild West of marijuana (LA TIMES) GT QUOTED!!!

12/29/17: Washington, D.C. councilmember, at the request of the mayor, introduced a bill to ban the use of butane or other explosive gases for marijuana extractions by home growers. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

12/28/17: At least three marijuana pop-up events were raided this past Saturday, 12/23. GT

12/26/17: India Globalization Capital to use Blockchain to Address Issues Specific to the Medical Cannabis Industry (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

12/24/17: Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

12/22/17: D.C. Sexologist: Black Women Need to Love Themselves (NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER)

12/20/17: A Woman’s Dream to Empower the People’s Medicine (HUFFINGTON POST)

12/19/17: Tikun Olam Partners With Washington D.C.-Based Alternative Solutions (CANNABIS BUSINESS TIMES) This is a huge deal! Yuuuge!

12/19/17: Spotlight on Sexual Misconduct Reopens Old Wounds at Marijuana Policy Project (WASHINGTON CITY PAPER)

12/18/17: District Growers, one of DC’s medical marijuana cultivators, is hiring a junior gardener. That could be you, baby!

12/13/17: The Washington, D.C. Council is considering legislation to set fines for violations by medical cannabis cultivators. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

12/10/17: Jeff Sessions Meets With Anti-Cannabis Crusaders (OREGON CANNABIS CONNECTION) meeting in DC

12/8/17: Gentleman Toker’s reviews are now featured on GrowersNetwork.org. Full disclosure, I am Gentleman Toker. CHECK IT OUT!

12/5/17: The search for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is over (WASHINGTON POST) Go DC TasteBuds!

OLDER DC CANNABIS NEWS ARCHIVES

VIRGINIA:

SYNOPSIS: Virginia legalized CBD or THC-A oil for epilepsy and just passed a bill through the House & Senate to expand the program to any condition. Congrats! Virginia’s first CBD store recently opened in Manassas- District Hemp is located at 9023 Church St! The Commonwealth has rejected decriminalization this year, though I suspect that has more to do with the rescinded Cole memo in this purple state than a lack of public support or government will to get it done. Keep trying, lads! The Gentleman believes in you! And that Virginia loooooves money. Your lips say no, Virginia, but your lush soil and greedy, greedy eyes say Legalize It.

JUMP TO Maryland OR JUMP TO DC

2/19/18: Virginia lawmakers unanimously back expanding use of medical cannabis oil (WHSV)

2/15/18: Virginia girl suffering from epilepsy receives marijuana oil treatments (WJLA)

2/13/18: Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Expungement of First Marijuana Charge (CANNABIS BUSINESS TIMES)

2/13/18: Virginia Likely to Expand Medical Marijuana (ALT DAILY)

2/8/18: Virginia NORML Considered Instrumental in Passage of Medical Marijuana Expansion Legislation (NORML)

2/7/18: Virginia Paves Road for Medical Marijuana in Conservative States (THE DAILY CHRONIC)

2/7/18: Poll: Virginia Voters Support Marijuana Reform, Medicaid Expansion Compromise (NBC 29)

2/7/18: Virginia likely to expand medical marijuana (WTVR)

2/6/18: Medical marijuana is coming to Virginia (THE WEEK MAGAZINE)

2/5/18: Medical marijuana bill passes Virginia Senate 40-0 (STAUNTON NEWS LEADER)

2/5/18: Medical cannabis oil bill approved by all Virginia lawmakers (WUSA9)

2/3/18: Va. House of Delegates Passes Bill to Allow Use of Medical Cannabis Oils (WNBC)

2/3/18: Virginia moves closer to legalizing a form of medical marijuana (WUSA)

2/2/18: Marijuana oil use likely to expand in Virginia (WTOP)

2/2/18: Virginia House passes medical marijuana bill (WDBJ7)

2/1/18: Virginia moves toward approving cannabis oil as a medical treatment (WASHINGTON POST)

1/30/18: The Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted along party lines to kill a marijuana decriminalization bill. The panel approved a more modest bill that lets first-time cannabis offenders get their charges dismissed. It also voted in favor of legislation to allow doctors to recommend CBD or THC-A oil for any condition. Separately, the state Crime Commission released a report on decriminalization. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/30/18: Virginia Lawmakers Kill Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (HIGH TIMES)

1/29/18: Virginia mother with M.S. says cannabis oil helps: ‘It worked like nothing else’(WTVR)

1/29/18: Virginia Senate Republicans kill bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH)

1/29/18: The Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice will hear several bills on marijuana decriminalization and medical cannabis expansion on Monday. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/26/18: Group Disappointed with Rejection of Marijuana Legalization Legislation (NBC29)

1/26/18: Medical marijuana bill passes Va House subcommittee (NEWS LEADER)

1/26/18: Virginia unlikely to decriminalize marijuana this year; Virginia NORML reacts (WSLS)

1/26/18: Virginia House Committee Votes Against Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession (MERRY JANE)

1/25/18: House Panel Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Oils (WVTF)

1/24/18: House panel defeats bill to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH)

1/24/18: Medical Marijuana the Focus of Reform Efforts at 2018 Virginia General Assembly (BLUE VIRGINIA)

1/24/18: Disappointed by Norment bill, marijuana law reform advocates refocus agenda (HENRICO CITIZEN)

1/24/18: Virginina House Courts of Justice subcommittee will hold a Wednesday hearing on legislation to decriminalize marijuana and reform the state’s limited CBD medical cannabis program. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/23/18: Virginia Marijuana Advocates Disappointed by Proposed Bill, Refocusing Agenda (CANNABIS BUSINESS TIMES)

1/22/18: Virginia legislators consider marijuana-related bills (WNBC 12)

1/22/18: Advocates to lobby for marijuana legalization (THE SOUTHWEST TIMES)

1/22/18: Virginia’s Senate majority leader filed a bill to replace jail time for first-time marijuana possession with a fine. The bill stops short of removing cannabis criminalization, maintaining it as a misdemeanor. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/20/18: After backing marijuana decriminalization, Sen. Norment stops short with bill (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH)

1/11/18: Hemp State Highlight: Virginia’s changing hemp model could pay big dividends (MJ BIZ DAILY)

1/11/18: Virginia congressman pitching marijuana “home run ball” (LOWELL SUN)

1/11/18: Virginia delegate filed a marijuana decriminalization bill. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/9/18: Virginia delegate introduced a bill to allow doctors to recommend CBD and THC-A oil for any condition. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/9/18: Norment to seek change in marijuana law (DAILY PRESS)

1/8/18: Major Virginia City Calls For Marijuana Decriminalization (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

1/8/18: MMJ Files Patent on Part-cannabinoid and Part-non-cannabinoid Treatment for MS (MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS NEWS TODAY)

1/3/18: Speeding driver had marijuana in his car, police say (READING EAGLE)

12/26/17: Virginia’s experimental hemp research program still “a work in progress” (THE CANNABIST)

12/22/17: Born a Stoner, always been a Stoner: Dentist produces cannabis-flavored spirits at Virginia Beach distillery (SOUTHSIDE DAILY)

12/21/17: Summit to be held to prepare for potential future hemp industry in Southside (WSLS)

12/20/17: Local Legislators Propose Marijuana Decriminalization Bills (ARL NOW)

12/20/17: Virginia representative filed a bill to extend that state’s current affirmative defense protection for CBD or THC-A oil to people with cancer. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

12/18/17: Virginia senator introduced a marijuana decriminalization bill. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

12/14/17: GOP Congressman: Legal Marijuana Has “Possibility To Create Jobs” (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

12/9/17: Goochlanders help guide farming legislation (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH) briefly discusses the cannabis workshop

12/5/17: Teachers Accused of Smoking Marijuana Inside Elementary School (WNBC)

12/1/17: The Virginia State Crime Commission will discuss marijuana decriminalization on Monday (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

OLDER VIRGINIA CANNABIS NEWS ARCHIVES