FAQ: What you need to know about medical marijuana in Maryland
“Medical marijuana is now available in Maryland, more than four years after the General Assembly passed a law legalizing it.
Standing up the industry — with growers, processors, dispensaries and doctors — took longer than expected. The law needed to be tweaked, rules to needed to written and legal battles fought over who won licenses.
Here’s what prospective users need to know about medical marijuana.”
Read the full story by Sarah Meehan on the Baltimore Sun here!
Parents Help Uncover Marijuana Edible Dealing In Bethel High School
LKSD Safety Coordinator Perry Barr, who oversees everything regarding school safety from drugs and alcohol to security issues, says that the laced “gummy bear” candies were sold at $5 a piece.
“The dangerous thing about that is you don’t know the potency of the THC that’s in the gummy bears,” Barr said.
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. Barr says that high doses of it in edibles can have much more intense and long lasting effects than a small amount. He says that the issue of edibles is a new one for the district.
“Since Alaska legalized marijuana, they also legalized edibles. So marijuana, or the THC, is coming in many different forms. Unfortunately, some of those forms are in candy,” said Barr.
Read the full story by Christine Trudeau on KYUK here!
Federal government faces tricky balancing act on marketing, packaging of legal pot
Health Canada recently proposed regulations that would limit the use of colours and graphics on packages and require labels to have specific product information, mandatory health warnings and a standardized THC symbol.
Read the full article by Laura Kane on The Star here!
How Marijuana Helps Children With Epilepsy
One of the most compelling arguments for legalization is that medical marijuana helps children with epilepsy. There have been a plethora of success stories involving the plant and the neurological disorder. Many of which have led to the legalization of medical cannabis in different capacities and in various locations.
Read the full story by Tim Kohut from Green Rush Daily here!
Canada On Track To Allow Cannabis Edibles Within One Year Of Marijuana Legalization
When Canada first voted to legalize recreational cannabis they planned to ban edibles, but this recent “proposed amendment would provide certainty and timing for Canadians and the industry that edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates will be authorized for sale no more than 12 months of the proposed cannabis act,” said Liberal committee member John Oliver.”
Canada is hoping that legal edibles “will help combat a key black market sector and help mitigate the food safety and mis-dosing risks.” Keeping edibles illegal would only give power to black market edibles, which have no safety/testing requirements. Legal edibles, on the other hand, can be regulated so they are accurately dosed, safely tested, and properly labeled.
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