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Maryland Releases Draft Cannabis Regulations in Preparation for Legalization on July 1, 2023

Last week the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MSA) released its draft emergency regulations for the state’s adult-use marijuana market which is set to come online on July 1. The draft regulations are subject to review by the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) and do not go into effect until approved by the AELR Committee and printed in the Maryland Register. The approval could come as soon as 10 business days after the AELR received the draft regulations.… More

Texas Legislature Poised to Expand Access to Medical Patients as Texas Dispensing Organization License Round Closes

UPDATE: With Texas’ 88th legislative session having ended on May 29th, Texas will not see an expansion of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis this year. HB1805, which would have amended the Texas Compassionate Use Act to include as qualifying conditions any condition “that causes chronic pain, for which a physician would otherwise prescribe an opioid,” did not pass through the State Senate before the end of the legislative session.… More

DC Medical Cannabis Bill Summary

Significant changes to DC’s medical cannabis program are currently unfolding after the Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2022 (MCA) went into effect last month. Previously, DC’s medical cannabis program licensed dispensaries, cultivation centers and testing laboratories, but there has been a proliferation of unlicensed establishments that take advantage of a loophole in the current laws. So-called “gifting” shops do not sell cannabis, but instead the shops sell common goods like art and clothing and give “gifts” of cannabis.… More

SUMMARY: Maryland House Bill 556

  • Recently introduced Maryland House Bill 556 contains essential provisions for persons or entities interested in participating in the cannabis industry in Maryland.
  • On or before July 1, 2023, all current medical cannabis licensees in Maryland would be allowed to convert their licenses to medical and adult use.
  • There would be a limited number of several types of new licenses issued.
  • The first round of licensing,…
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Are you Ready? Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use Sets Application Deadline for 22 More Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses

There has been big news out of the Sunshine State. The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use has set the due date for applications for 22 more Medical Marijuana Treatment Center licenses. The applications will be due no earlier than April 24, 2023 and no later than April 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Among many other criteria, the license application requires the applicant entity to have been registered to do business in the state of Florida for the previous five consecutive years;… More

Florida OMMU Sets Due Date for Applications for 22 More Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses

Big news out of the Sunshine State today. The Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use has set the due date for applications for 22 more Medical Marijuana Treatment Center licenses. By Emergency Rule published today, the OMMU set an application due date of window of 9:00 AM on April 24, 2023 through 5:00 PM on April 28, 2023, and will make available for award 22 vertically integrated MMTC licenses. … More