The Cannabis Movement is Coming for You

Do you feel it? Do you see it? It’s unfolding before our very eyes. The nation is starting to change its view on cannabis. Cannabis, the most misunderstood plant in the world. For some of you any way. What a time to be alive. Cannabis users everywhere are slowly being able to come out of the closet, so to speak. Cannabis has become recreationally legal in 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, and medically…

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The MMCC Bans Advertising, Misses the Point Again

If you haven’t heard, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) in their infinite wisdom voted unanimously to ban advertising for cannabis related businesses. Here are the basics of the ban: Advertising Restrictions No grower, processor, dispensary, independent testing laboratory, or certifying provider may place or maintain, or cause to be placed or maintained, an advertisement for medical cannabis or medical cannabis products on: (1) Radio, television, or a billboard; (2) A print publication, unless at…

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MMCC passes new law…

If you didn’t already hear the news, The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) is now requiring patients to obtain a patient ID card through the State in order to be served at Maryland dispensaries. Oh, and by the way, you must pay the State $50.00 for the card. Here are some highlights of the new law. Beginning January 1,2019: All new patients must purchase MMCC ID cards at registration. This means that any new patient…

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Guns, Cannabis and Personal Responsibility

A hot topic in our clinic is how gun ownership is impacted by being a legal cannabis patent. Emotions run deep with this topic as patients are forced to choose between their 2nd amendment rights and the use of medical cannabis. If you aren’t aware, when you apply to purchase a gun in Maryland you are asked if you use cannabis.  If you answer yes, you will not be approved to buy a firearm. Forget…

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Medical Cannabis and Employment

I get asked all the time about how being a medical cannabis patient will affect a patient’s employment if they are asked to take a drug test. I am also asked by employers for advice on how to handle employees that are legal cannabis patients that fail drug tests for cannabis. Talk about a gray area. It seems employees and employers alike are confused about the laws concerning medical cannabis. The Maryland government has not…

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