Maryland rejects special session to boost medical cannabis diversity

Presiding lawmakers in Maryland’s General Assembly have rejected a request from black lawmakers to hold a special legislative session that would have tried to address allegations that African-Americans and other minorities are not fairly represented in the state’s new medical marijuana industry. Instead, Senate President Thomas Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch said they would support “emergency legislation” to expand the marijuana industry when lawmakers reconvene for their annual legislative session in early 2018, the Baltimore Sun reported. Miller had floated the idea of a special session earlier this year, but that idea died when Busch had ... Maryland rejects special session to boost medical cannabis diversity is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs