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First unlicensed shops receive licenses

After a scattering of applications in the first week of the unlicensed operator round, four businesses received placards during last week’s Alcohol Beverage and Cannabis Administration board meeting. However, five businesses that were listed on the meeting agenda were not discussed.

  • Twenty other businesses were awarded conditional licenses for cultivation or manufacture, and two more received placards for a manufacturer and cultivation license on Bladensburg Road.   

  • The current license period is open until Jan. 29, 2024. Read application instructions here.

  • There will be a board meeting Nov. 15 at 10:30 A.M. 

  • Yet again, a GOP-controlled House committee blocked an amendment to the spending bill that would allow D.C. to launch a legal cannabis market.

Maryland new cannabis business license period launches 

The state opened its new business application period today. The application will be open for the next 30 days, closing Dec. 12 at 5 P.M. There are 179 licenses available for separate categories in this first round.

  • October sales in the state hit $90 million in medical and adult-use cannabis. Medical sales were outpaced by retail sales. 

  • Prince George’s County Council unanimously created a cannabis reinvestment and restoration board on Tuesday to support people disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs.

  • Eddie Osefo from the reality T.V. show Real Housewives of Potomac, launches cannabis product “Happy Eddie” with Curio Wellness. 

  • Formerly incarcerated entrepreneur runs Upling, a cannabis delivery startup looking to increase cannabis access. 

A brighter day, but clouds still loom

Virginia democrats won control of both chambers of their state legislature setting them up for a standoff with cannabis-averse, Republican Gov. Youngkin. He remains at the helm of the state for another two years and has frozen the cannabis market despite legalization in 2021.

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