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Is it time to just scrap the Maryland medical marijuana program and start over?

Is It Time To Just Scrap The Maryland Medical Marijuana Program And Start Over?

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 7:38 am By The Washington Post Editorial Board Maryland’s medical marijuana program has been so sluggish to take flight, so dazed in setting rules for applicants and so muddled in evaluating them that one might fairly wonder if the entire undertaking were conducted under the influence. Three years after it was approved, the state’s legal pot program is still earthbound. While licenses are scheduled at last to be awarded to grow, process and dispense cannabis this month, few of the nearly 30 states that have legalized the drug for medical purposes have been so slow to get their programs up and running. It is not only the listless pace but also the signs of self-dealing and shady connections that have given the project a scent of mismanagement and corruption. The problems began with a lawmaker, Del. Dan Morhaim, D-Baltimore County, who pressed for changes in the legislation legalizing marijuana but never publicly disclosed...

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