‘Modern-day civil rights fight’: Lawmakers plan bills for Maryland medical marijuana diversity

Black state lawmakers are planning to propose emergency legislation to address the dearth of minority-owned businesses approved to grow Maryland medical marijuana in the state and may demand scrapping the results of a nine-month application process and starting over. Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D-Baltimore) announced the plans at a Friday meeting of the Legislative Black…

Is a maker of deadly painkillers bankrolling the opposition of Arizona marijuana legalization?

The campaign against Arizona marijuana legalization received a major infusion of cash last week from a synthetic cannabis drugmaker that has been investigated for alleged improper marketing of a highly addictive prescription painkiller, according to campaign finance reports. The $500,000 donation from Insys Therapeutics, based in Chandler, Ariz., amounts to more than one-third of all…