Maryland NORML News

Maryland NORML News

Today was a Good Day

History was made today as Maryland joined 28 other progressive and forward-thinking states in our union, along with Washington D.C., when the first medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland was finally open to the public and those with a doctor's recommendation were able to purchase legal medical marijuana. In the slowest roll-out in the country, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission was first established in 2013 and now at the tail-end of 2017 we have patients having access to quality medicine.

Although, there is cause for celebration, and well deserved after years and years of waiting, we here at Maryland NORML see this victory as a steppingstone to our true goal of legalization and the freedom for adults to consume cannabis for recreation, relaxation and whatever reason a responsible person see fit. There are also still battles that need be fought. Home cultivation, employee rights and insurance company participation - to name but just a few.

We are riding the high of legal medical marijuana this month as we prepare to take a huge jump forward for all Marylanders when we launch our 2018 #LegalizeMD campaign on December 14th at the Charles E. Miller Branch library in Ellicot City. We feel positive that 2018 will be the year that we will achieve legalization in the “Free State,” but we won’t be able to do it without your help.

Please join us for our special general meeting and don’t forget to donate, volunteer and sign-up to become a Maryland NORML member today!

 

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Maryland NORML - LIVE!

If you’re not following Maryland NORML’s page on Facebook you’re missing out on a constant source of exclusive information pertaining to medical and non-medical cannabis news on the federal, state and local level. On our FB page we cover burning marijuana issues, offer red-hot discussion and provide original commentaries and blazing media...and now, Maryland NORML introduces a new series of Facebook LIVE events that will let us engage with our members and the public far and wide on a more regular basis.

Legislative Analyst, Luke Jones will try and answer all questions that are posted during the Facebook LIVE videos while he brings up various topics and announcements to be discussed in real time.

Check out the inaugural Facebook LIVE video below and stay tuned to Maryland NORML’s Facebook page for our next event...

Be a part of the conversation!

 

 
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Expungement News!

As of October 1, 2017 there is a new law on the books that makes it possible for those with marijuana possession on their criminal record to have it removed! Maryland NORML suggests those that have been arrested and convicted of possession look into if they are eligible and how they can file the proper paperwork to complete the process. 

Get help here - http://www.mdlab.org/

 

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The time is now!

Maryland NORML joined National NORML and NORML chapters and marijuana activists from all over the country in Washington DC at the National NORML Conference and Lobby Day this week.  From presenting Senator  Rich Madaleno with a Vanguard Award for his efforts to legalize marijuana in Maryland  to meeting with Senator Cory Booker to discuss his bill to legalize federally,  Maryland NORML was proud to be a part of such an important gathering.

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Thank you!

We’d like to send a special shout out to those members, old and new, that came out to our “Cookout for Cannabis Reform” BBQ on August 20th at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithursburg, MD. A great crowd came out and showed their support to the both the medical marijuana and legalization efforts that Maryland NORML has accomplished and continues to accomplish.

Our free event was not only open to the public but even garnered some local press, as can be seen here –

http://www.localdvm.com/news/i-270/marijuana-proponents-hold-public-park-meeting/

 

 

 

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Did someone say pre-order!?

Maryland NORML would like to send a hearty congrats to the people at the Wellness Institute of Maryland for becoming the first dispensary in Maryland to be approved to open. While you still physically can’t get legal cannabis in your hand yet, you can do the next best thing by pre-ordering your medicine today! 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-first-marijuana-dispensary-20170705-story.html 

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Join the fight!

With the recent controversy surrounding legal issues tying up Maryland’s medical marijuana program, Jeff Sessions trying to stick his nose in patient’s medicine cabinets across the country and police officer justifying shooting an unarmed man because “he smelled marijuana,” makes us at Maryland NORML realize that there is still a big fight to be fought if we want to achieve our goals of medical and adult use cannabis in Maryland. We can’t do it without you and we need your support more than ever! Please donate and become a member today!

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Grow, baby, grow!

Maryland NORML would like to congratulate ForwardGro on being the first facility to be approved to grow medical marijuana in the state of Maryland! Best of luck, friends and we hope you will be providing quality medicine to the citizens of Maryland soon!

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/05/18/medical-marijuana-maryland/

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420 2017 is in the books!

Never before has the folks at Maryland NORML seen a 420 like the one we just had! For the holiday weekend, Maryland NORML made the jump to Washington, DC and enjoyed their more liberal policies when it comes to Cannabis. We want to thank our friends at the National Cannabis Festival and the DC Edibles Festival for a whirlwind of a weekend we won’t soon forget! Next year in Maryland, please! 

http://nationalcannabisfestival.com/

http://dc.ediblesfestival.org/

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This is not an April Fool’s Joke! There really is a Cannabis Workshop going on in Maryland this weekend!

Maryland NORML will be represented over the weekend at the Baltimore Cannabis Weekend. The seminar promotes racial diversity in the budding cannabis industry of Maryland and we here at Maryland NORML are proud to be involved with the weekend’s events. We will be there engaging with workshop attendees and answering all marijuana-in-Maryland questions to the best of our ability. Maryland NORML is also scheduled to have two speakers discussing the current laws in Maryland as well as some basic cannabis knowledge.  Please come out and support an important event going on right here in Maryland!

https://www.facebook.com/events/451240698598326

 

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