The 50 States of Cannabis: Maryland

The 50 States of Cannabis: Maryland

Licensing Debacle  In 2013, Maryland’s General Assembly passed a medical cannabis bill. This was signed into law by then-Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley. But it wouldn’t be until 2018 that such a program was in place. The state quickly formed the Maryland Medical...
The 50 States of Cannabis: Illinois

The 50 States of Cannabis: Illinois

A Long History  The first state to decriminalize cannabis was Oregon back in 1978. What few people know is Illinois put a similar law on the books that same year that legalized medical cannabis. It allowed doctors to prescribe the drug to treat glaucoma, the side...