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Lawmakers reach compromise, vote to expand state's marijuana industry

Thursday, April 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katherine Lally
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The Maryland Senate and House of Delegates have agreed on a set of compromises and passed a bill to reform the state's medical cannabis industry, allowing for more minority business owner participation.

The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission Reform Act calls for several changes to Maryland's burgeoning cannabis industry, and to the commission which governs the industry's operation in the state. The changes are largely focused around increasing diversity among marijuana business owners, by opening up seven new cannabis growing and 13 new cannabis processing licenses. The bill calls for the new round of application approvals to more specifically consider racial and ethnic diversity.

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