marijuana

December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Set to Open in Bethesda and Silver Spring

RISE, a medical cannabis dispensary, is set to officially open in Bethesda on Saturday, December 1. RISE Bethesda made the announcement on its Facebook page. RISE has plans to begin selling product at its Silver Spring dispensary in the coming weeks, according to Bethesda Beat. Did you hear the big news?!We are OPENING!Saturday: 10am-7pmSunday: 12pm-5pmMonday-Friday: […]

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April 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Orders Disparity Study of Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered a disparity study of Maryland’s regulated medical marijuana industry. According to a news release, the governor’s directive is responsive to concerns expressed by the Legislative Black Caucus, regarding diversity in this emerging industry. The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs will oversee the study, which the governor has directed to […]

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December 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Charge California Man with Trafficking Marijuana

Montgomery County police officers have charged 53-year-old Steven Tosi of California with criminal charges related to possession and trafficking approximately 250 pounds of marijuana. Police said the arrest resulted from a traffic stop for speeding on southbound Interstate 270 just north of the Clarksburg Road exit on Dec. 5th. According to a police account, when […]

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August 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Homicide in Burtonsville

UPDATED Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man that occurred Tuesday night in Burtonsville as a homicide. According to police,  an assault call was dispatched shortly before 10:30 p.m. at a residence in the 4500 block of Sandy Spring Road. According to police, first responders entered the residence and located 22-year-old Syed […]

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December 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Blair High School Student Charged with Distribution of a Dangerous Controlled Substance

A Montgomery County Police Department School Resource Officer has charged a Montgomery Blair High School student, William Keysar from Silver Spring, for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance on school property. According to a news release, the resource officer was notified by a nurse on the morning of Nov. 25th that two students were suffering […]

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December 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Dec. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers is set to unveil his recommended operating budget today. The Montgomery County Board of Education is also scheduled to elect officers and vote on the school calendar for next year. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for updates. 2. […]

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December 7, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Captain Didone Talks About The Use of Illegal Drugs with Vapes and E-Cigarettes (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Police briefed the Council Public Safety Committee about the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers to ingest illegal drugs on Monday, Dec. 7th. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Tom Didone talks about how vaporizor’s and e-cigarette’s are now used to inhale concentrated doses of marijuana. An e-cigarette is a battery powered vaporizor that is […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Discusses Budget Situation, Marijuana, Radon and More at Briefing (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen held her first weekly briefing with reporters on Dec. 7 at the Council Office Building in Rockville. Floreen discussed a variety of topics including: falling revenue projections, school funding, marijuana dispensaries, vaping and electronic cigarettes, the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system, radon testing and more. You can watch the […]

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November 13, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Medical Cannabis Commission Overwhelmed with Nearly 900 Applications (PHOTO)

The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) announced that it will extend its application review period after receiving 882 applications for grower, processor and dispenser licenses by the Nov. 6th deadline. According to a news release, 705 applications submitted were for dispenser licenses. Many dispensary candidates applied for a license in each of the […]

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November 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Police Discover Drugs While Investigating Death in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man in the Kemp Mill area of Silver Spring. Police said they were called to a home on Winona Court on Wednesday evening where they found Ethan Wiley Villemez deceased. According to police, no foul play is suspected in Villemez’s death. Family members said […]

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