Here’s your week in DMV weed news!
Maryland is granting more medical marijuana business licenses y’all!!! They’ve already given Harvest their own processing license and approved 6 more dispensaries. But they’re adding 4 more grower licenses and 10 more processor licenses! The deadline to apply is May 24th. “The commission is hoping to expand women and minority-ownership in the industry through the new licenses.” Get it get it y’all!
FORTUNE reports that Maryland’s medical program boasts some of the highest wages in the industry along with Massachusetts.
Local news is slow, but federal news is hotter than Reverend Horton!
First- the FDA has scheduled a hearing on hemp-derived CBD being added to food and drinks. Their ruling could mean major changes to the current post-Farm Bill free-for-all currently taking place. The hearing is May 31st at their Silver Spring office.
“The Federal Agency says that people interested in the future of CBD could submit comments electronically or via snail mail. The hearing will be open to the public, and will no doubt be well-attended. There will also be webcast of the hearing.” Get it on your calendar, baby!
Possibly even bigger? The STATES Act introduced Wednesday by Cory Gardner & Elizabeth Warren which would amend the current Controlled Substances Act to prohibit federal interference in states that have their own legal weed laws
The prosecutor in charge of the case against that garbage-truck driver that drove on to train tracks in Crozet and got hit by an Amtrak wants to see THC impairment standards set after the court, citing the unreliability of scientific data on THC impairment, dismissed the driving under the influence charge before it could be considered by the jury.
WTVR found out Green Leaf’s Richmond site will be located in the Swansboro neighborhood on Decatur St via city permits filed on March 22.
Three suspected car thieves were charged with marijuana possession after leading police in a high-speed chase in Botetourt County.