Dec 8, 2018 6:12 AM

Maryland panel approves ban on most cannabis advertising

News outlets report that the new rules adopted unanimously by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission include bans on billboard, radio, television and most online advertising. Any Internet ads must feature age-verification pages, and only print publications that can prove 85 percent of readers are above 18 can run ads.

Maryland Wholesale Medical Cannabis Trade Association Chair Mackie Barch says his group plans to take the issue to the General Assembly.

He asserted the regulations were sparked by two complaints about a billboard depicting Adam and Eve smoking a joint. Commission spokeswoman Jennifer White says complaints were only a component of the decision, and said the new regulations mirror tobacco advertising restrictions.

Pot initiatives: Predicting the next 15 states to legalize marijuana
​In the states where it has been legalized, the new industry is contributing to the various states' economies. Marijuana Business Daily puts the number of jobs created by cannabis-related companies at between 100,000 and 150,000. New Frontier Data estimated employment within the industry may reach 300,000 by 2020.
Nov 15, 2017 1:46 PM
USA Today
10 Signs That Federal Medical Cannabis Prohibition Is to Be Lifted
As the support for medical marijuana is steadily growing among Americans, an increasing number of states are approving and developing their medical cannabis policies in favor of saving people's lives. The changes are so drastic that the latest actions carried out by medical marijuana defenders and legislators may lead to the end of federal medical cannabis prohibition.
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