“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!
“Douglasville and Fulton County police want to know the true extent of an alleged drug business that targeted metro high school students.
The drug? Marijuana edibles.
A hidden camera FOX 5 I-Team investigation first exposed the home-based company called Trill Treats. Customers ordered through an Instagram page and could pay an extra five dollars for delivery.”
Read the full story by Randy Travis on Fox 5 Atlanta here!
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!
For most people the idea of mixing marijuana and food still centers on either edibles or being high and getting the munchies. But that was before the pre-cannabis boom of recent years that is turning marijuana into a more than six billion dollar business in 2016. Marijuana and all attached with it is becomingly increasingly sophisticated and cultured.
Read the full story by Steve Baltin from Forbes here!
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!