Cannabis News

There is a lot of momentum in the burgeoning cannabis industry. We're following the news about legislation, policy and other developments so you can find updates in one easy place. To view older news article, click here.

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Four Green Fields Hosts Inaugural State of Medical Cannabis Forum

5/10/2019 On Friday, May 3rd, Four Green Fields (FGF) hosted Dr. Dustin Sulak of, Ms. Joy Strand from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, and Dr. Deb Kimless from ForwardGro for a forum about the science of cannabis medicine. The 70-plus attendees also had the opportunity to learn more about the process to register as a medical cannabis patient in Maryland and ask questions of the expert panel. FGF is committed to empowering people to be their own health advocate.


The “How” of Federal Cannabis Legalization

4/9/2019 Until very recently, the debate at the federal level has been about whether to legalize marijuana. Now, at least among Democratic contenders for president, the question has been answered in the affirmative and the conversation has shifted to how it might be possible. Some candidates, like Senator Booker, want federal legislation specifically address decades of policy that disproportionately affected minority communities.

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Maryland Easing Ownership Limits?

3/12/2019 Originally intended to prevent out-of-state conglomerates from taking over the burgeoning medical cannabis industry, Maryland placed a “one dispensary” limit on owners in the State. However, the General Assembly is considering a measure to increase that number to five and the issue is heating up as legislators try to balance the needs of business owners, particularly minority ones.


“The Scientist” is a documentary that traces the story of Dr Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant. Dr. Mechoulam ascertained that THC interacts with the largest receptor system in the human body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS).