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Welcome to my news aggregator! Now you can stay informed just like the Gentleman on all news cannabis in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Oh, hey, I’m on TV, check it out! If you want 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 7/12/18. Stay safe, folks!

MARYLAND:

SYNOPSIS: Ok, residents can officially sign up as a patient for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Medicine has been available since December, yay! More dispensaries are coming online almost every day. Supply’s still getting worked out at some of the more remote outposts I’ve been to, but the ones around town generally have plenty of options. It’ll all catch up sooner than later.

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JUMP TO DC OR JUMP TO Virginia

7/12/18: METRC keeps going down, preventing dispensaries from selling patients their medicine, as reported by moi right here.

7/12/18: Innovative Industrial Properties Acquires Massachusetts Property and Enters Into Long-Term Lease with Holistic Industries (STAR HERALD)

7/12/18: Washington County faces its first case of bleeding after synthetic cannabinoids (LOCAL DVM.COM)

7/11/18: Owner appeals decision to reject medical marijuana dispensary near Pasadena (BALTIMORE SUN)

7/10/18: Regulators investigate Maryland medical marijuana grower for alleged pesticide use (WASHINGTON POST) It’s ForwardGro GT

7/9/18: Regulators investigating Maryland medical marijuana grower for alleged pesticide use (BALTIMORE SUN) Just reminding you it’s ForwardGro GT

7/8/18: These 4 Marijuana Stocks Made The Best Moves in 2018 So Far (POT NETWORK)

7/6/18: Maryland’s medical cannabis commission approves another 7 dispensaries (BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL)

7/5/18: Bill to Allow Weed Businesses to Put Their Money in Banks Under Consideration (LA WEEKLY) says Severn Savings Bank has opened accounts for cannabis businesses in Maryland. Interesting. GT

6/29/18: Marijuana smell provides probable cause to arrest, Md. court says (THE DAILY RECORD) Just ugh. GT

6/26/18: Voters In Two States Nominate Marijuana Legalization Supporters for Governor (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

6/26/18: Ben Jealous wins Maryland Democratic primary race for governor (BALTIMORE SUN)

6/25/18: Is Ben Jealous What Progressives Want? (THE ATLANTIC)

6/20/18: Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Mount Vernon, co-owned by Hopkins medical professor (BALTIMORE SUN)

6/20/18: Jealous-Baker fight in Maryland exposes divisions over how Democrats can win (WASHINGTON POST)

6/18/18: Dave Chappelle Convinces Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate to Support Marijuana Legalization (CIVILIZED)

6/18/18: MariMed Inc (OTCMKTS:MRMD) Is A Pullback Play After 200% Surge (INSIDER FINANCIAL) Comments on MD MMJ market are interesting. GT

6/14/18: Pot, polls and pizza: Maryland Democratic candidates for governor end debate on high note (THE BALTIMORE SUN)

6/14/18: The Pot Industry Is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That (ROLLING STONE) I haven’t seen the Strange Fruit strain they’re talking about but that is fucked up. GT

6/14/18: 1 death reported in Md. linked to synthetic marijuana (WBAL)

6/13/18: Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Abingdon (BALTIMORE SUN)

6/11/18: 6 Months On, Maryland Patients Struggle With Limited Selection and Supply (LEAFLY)

6/11/18: Ben Jealous Talks Marijuana, Dave Chappelle And His Campaign For Maryland Governor (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

6/11/18: Jim Shea: Dark-horse Maryland gubernatorial candidate with lots of cash (WASHINGTON POST)

6/10/18: Valerie Ervin: A career in politics based on fighting unfair treatment (WASHINGTON POST)

6/8/18: Growing marijuana wholesale firm enters East Coast market through Maryland (BALTIMORE BIZ JOURNAL)

6/5/11: New feature stalls Maryland medical marijuana online system (WTOP)

6/5/18: Kent’s 1st medical marijuana clinic opens near Kennedyville (KENT COUNTY NEWS)

6/5/18: Democrats Vying for Governor Find Much to Agree on at Debate (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

6/5/18: Companies Get Marijuana Dispensary Licenses (BUSINESS JOURNAL DAILY) MD medical grower GLeaf got a license, congrats!

6/4/18: Overwhelmed computer system stalls medical marijuana sales over weekend in Maryland (BALTIMORE SUN)

6/1/18: Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary (THE DAILY CHRONIC)

5/31/18: Greenhouse Wellness, a Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary, First in Industry to Win Best Workplace Award (PR NEWSWIRE)

5/30/18: Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Madaleno, currently a state senator, said he would sign marijuana legalization into law. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

5/30/18: How MPX Bioceutical Fuels Growth Through Cannabis Extraction (POT NETWORK)

5/24/18: Why the Marijuana Industry Wants Friends Like John Boehner (SLATE)

5/23/18: Medical marijuana: Former Vireo Health officer wants smuggling case tossed, new details (LOHUD.COM)

5/21/18: Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous wants to fund universal pre-k with marijuana tax revenue. (BENJEALOUS.COM)

5/20/18: Synthetic Marijuana Still Causing Concerns In Maryland, Nationwide (CBS BALTIMORE)

5/20/18: Cosmetic facial salons, medical marijuana and more on Anne Arundel County Council agenda (BALTIMORE SUN)

5/18/18: Ensuring Communities Harmed by Marijuana Laws can Benefit from Legalization (AFRO.COM)

5/18/18: HerbaFi latest shop to open in Maryland’s growing medical pot industry (THE DAILY RECORD)

5/17/18: Medical marijuana growing facilities to be in Fargo, Bismarck (AG WEEK) Maryland cultivator Grassroots will be operating in North Dakota, nice!

5/9/19: Holistic Industries CEO describes plans to sell Monson-grown marijuana at Easthampton dispensary (MASSLIVE)

5/8/18: Lineage Expands From Coast to Coast With Aggressive Nationwide Dispensary Strategy (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Quinsam’s interest in Burtonsville, MD dispensary Herbiculture is being sold to Lineage- GT

5/7/18: Some see ‘green rush’ in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry (WBAL 11)

5/7/18: Partaking in Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Trade (JMORE)

5/3/18: What is student marijuana use like at Hopkins? (THE JOHN HOPKINS NEWS-LETTER)

5/3/18: Medical Marijuana Dispensary ‘HerbaFi’ Opens May 19 (PATCH SILVER SPRING)

5/2/18: Not all Democrats running to be Maryland governor support legalizing marijuana. Here’s why. (THE DIAMONDBACK)

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

7/4/18: Legalization lesson for VT in DC marijuana experience (WILX) GT’s on TV wuuuut???

7/4/18: This July 4, Let’s Look at the American Revolution in Marijuana Legalization (MARIJUANA.COM)

7/3/18: D.C. Woman Spearheads National Marijuana Bill (THE WASHINGTON INFORMER)

6/28/18: D.C. dispensaries say patients languish in pain while waiting for medical marijuana cards (WASHINGTON TIMES)

6/25/18: Continuing the recent trend, WeLit’s Monday night pop-up event was shut down by police per WeLit’s Instagram. GT

6/21/18: Bill Introduced to Allow Marijuana in Public Housing in Legal States (HIGH TIMES)

6/19/18: Congressional Bill Would Allow Marijuana Use in Public Housing (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

6/18/18: 30 Arrested at Washington DC Marijuana Pop-Up Event (HIGH TIMES) The next three are about the same pop-up bust this weekend. This sucks, but it’s nothing Cali didn’t go through. GT

6/18/18: 30 arrested at ‘pop up’ marijuana event in Northeast DC (WTOP)

6/17/18: Police report 30 arrests at pop-up marijuana event in the District (WASHINGTON POST)

6/17/18: Marijuana, Edibles, Cash and Guns Seized in DC (NBC4)

6/11/18: Congressional Black Caucus Wants Marijuana Decriminalized (WASHINGTON INFORMER)

6/4/18: Congress Blocks Recreational Marijuana Sales In Washington, D.C. (HERB.CO)

6/4/18: Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD), who has blocked marijuana reforms in Washington, D.C., refused to discuss the issue with a constituent after an event. (MARIJUANA MOMENT) The constituent is Adam Eidinger, of course. GT

5/31/18: Inside Washington DC’s Pop-Up Marijuana Markets (HIGH TIMES)

5/31/18: Brookings debuts its first documentary-short on medical marijuana in DC (BROOKINGS.EDU)

5/29/18: This Baker, Entrepreneur, and Mother Fights for Section 8 Tenants to Use Medical Cannabis (ESTRO HAZE)

5/24/18: The pot lobby hits Capitol Hill (MARKETPLACE)

5/23/18: Members of Congress Join Cannabis Business Leaders In D.C. To Advocate For Federal Cannabis Policy Reform (WEEDNEWS)

5/23/18: Greenspoon Marder Snaps Up Pro-Pot Lobbying Group in DC (LAW.COM)

5/22/18: Five facts you didn’t know about the cannabis industry (CNBC)

5/21/18: Cannidex Brands Signs License Agreement With Alternative Solutions To Distribute CANNIDEX+ In Washington, DC (PR NEWSWIRE) Cool new topicals on deck- GT

5/17/18: House panel votes to keep blocking DOJ from state medical marijuana law meddling (WJLA)

5/14/18: WJZ HealthWatch: Parents Smoking Marijuana (CBS DC)

5/5/18: Medical marijuana dispensary on Capitol Hill forced to shut down temporarily (WASHINGTON POST)

5/3/18: Is Kush Kosher? I Went to Cannabis Fest to Find Out (NEW VOICES)

5/3/18: Stirring the Political Pot (EUGENE WEEKLY)

5/2/18: Keep Hands Off Local Laws, DC Politicians Tell Congress (ROLL CALL) Nice!

5/2/18: In Washington, Marijuana ‘Gifts’ on the Rise (CHEDDAR)

DC CANNABIS NEWS ARCHIVES

VIRGINIA:

SYNOPSIS: The bill to expand Virginia’s medical marijuana program (still limited to CBD and THCa oil) to any condition has taken effect. Hooray! Virginia’s first CBD store opened last year 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. YOU CAN GET A DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATE TO KEEP WITH YOUR THCA OR CBD OIL! That may offer some legal protection if you end up in trouble. Read this.

JUMP TO Maryland OR JUMP TO DC

7/12/18: Griffith speaks against decriminalizing marijuana (BRISTOL HERALD-COURIER)

7/12/18: Federal prosecutors say that’s not seaweed on Cape Hatteras. It’s weed. (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH)

7/12/18: New Virginia business aims to be Kickstarter for political influence (THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT) Oooh, interesting! GT

7/11/18: Hemp & Its Controversial Cousin, Marijuana, Face the Future (WVTF)

7/3/18: State delegate updates Virginia Beach City Council on medical cannabis treatments (WTKR)

7/3/18: Virginia Pot Dealer Sends Worst ‘U Up?’ Text Ever (REASON)

7/3/18: Marijuana advocates applaud effort to decriminalize drug on federal level (WHSV)

6/28/18: Virginia postal worker accused of 220-pound marijuana scheme (WTVR)

6/24/18: Letter: Marijuana should be decriminalized (THE ROANOKE TIMES)

6/20/18: Virginia receives 49 cannabis applications, 9 in Southwest (HERALD COURIER)

6/19/18:Five Medical Marijuana Licenses Get Big Attention in Virginia (DELMARVA PUBLIC RADIO)

6/14/18: Hampton to review zoning laws for potential cannabis dispensary (DAILY PRESS)

6/6/18: Virginia: Crime Data Shows Surge In Marijuana Arrests (NORML) been tellin y’all. Be careful out there! GT

6/6/18: Letter: Virginia’s flawed marijuana permitting process (THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT)

6/4/18: Bristol Virginia residents express support of Bristol Mall cannabis project (BRISTOL HERALD-COURIER)

6/4/18: Virginia Republican congressional candidate Denver Riggleman supports decriminalizing marijuana. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

6/4/18: Public weighs in on proposed medical marijuana facility (WJHL)

6/4/18: Bristol Va City Council approves potential multi-million dollar investment for Bristol Mall (WJHL)

6/4/18: Va. News: Charlottesville Therapy for Mental Illness, Medical Marijuana Processor Licenses (WVTF)

6/2/18: Cannabis business leaders opine on budding business (THE ROANOKE TIMES)

5/31/18: Brookings debuts its first documentary-short on medical marijuana in DC (BROOKINGS.EDU) About how an epileptic Virginia teen helped get VA’s marijuana law changed GT

5/30/18: State to thoroughly review cannabidiol processor applicants (BRISTOL HERALD COURIER)

5/29/18: Congressman Tom Garrett (R-VA), the chief sponsor of a marijuana descheduling bill, says he won’t run for reelection, citing alcoholism. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

5/28/18: Virginia Democratic congressional candidates voiced support for marijuana law reform in a forum. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

5/28/18: U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a press release about their support for legalizing hemp. (MARIJUANA MOMENT)

5/24/18: Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) affirms he will continue reelection bid (WASHINGTON POST)

5/23/18: Report: Violent crimes down; thefts, drug arrests, hate crimes up in Virginia (WSET) “Where type of drug was known, 71 percent of all drug arrests were for marijuana. Marijuana arrests increased 20.6 percent compared to the previous reporting period.”

5/8/18: COLUMN: Driving while high makes for a potentially lethal cocktail (FREDERICKSBURG.COM)

5/6/18: These States Have the Worst Medical Marijuana Policy in America (THE CHEAT SHEET) VA represent lolz

5/3/18: A New Documentary Shows The Life-Changing Effects Of Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy Sufferers (CIVILIZED)

5/1/18: HB 1251 expands use of medical marijuana (WHSV) YO! Read this one. Doctors will now be be able to write you a certificate you can keep with your THCa or CBD oil. GT

VIRGINIA CANNABIS NEWS ARCHIVES