MD’s failed marijuana diversity bill spurs call for special session

Black lawmakers in Maryland are calling for a special session of the legislature after the failure of a bill designed to mandate racial diversity in the ownership of the businesses that will participate in the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The legislation would have added seven more licenses to cultivate cannabis, on top of the 15 already allowed. Five would have created diversity ownership, and two would have gone to companies that are suing the state for being removed from the list of 15 finalists based on a need to increase geographic diversity. The failure of the MMJ diversity bill ... MD’s failed marijuana diversity bill spurs call for special session is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs