Something smells fishy in Maryland: The first players in the state’s medical pot industry have political ties

Thirty businesses have won approval to grow and process Maryland medical marijuana, regulators announced Monday, putting life into the industry more than three years after lawmakers legalized the drug for medical use. Several of the winning applicants have political ties — with major donors or high-ranking officials on their teams — including a company that…

New York To Expand Medical Cannabis Access

New York is set to expand access to its restrictive medical marijuana program, and marijuana delivery workers in the vein of “High Maintenance”are about to have legal competition — but don’t lose the number of your delivery person quite yet. Bending to complaints that the state’s two-year-old medical marijuana program is too restrictive, officials in…