BALTIMORE (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Maryland are surpassing a previous forecast and could reach $100 million this year.
The Baltimore Sun reports that medical marijuana sales totaled $67 million for the first nine months of 2018.READ MORE: Crisis Inside The Classroom: Baltimore County Teachers Rally, Demand Change
A market research firm predicted last year that the state’s sales in 2018 would be about $46 million. New Frontier Data Senior Economist Beau Whitney said sales could now hit $100 million in December.READ MORE: COVID Outbreaks At Baltimore-Area Schools Raises Concerns For Parents
State lawmakers have expressed concern that the state’s new medical marijuana industry could be dominated by a handful of big companies. Lawmakers approved legislation earlier this year aimed at improving diversity in the industry by increasing the number of grower licenses and licenses to process marijuana.Preventing Mass Shootings: Seizing Guns Under ‘Red Flag’ Laws From Baltimore To Buffalo
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