Thursday Afternoon Headlines: BPD Disqualifying Many Applicants for Weed Use; $5K Bonus for New City Corrections Officers; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 5:22pm

When bullets kill someone in Baltimore, the public knows right away. When drugs do, notice takes months. — Baltimore Sun

Study finds 40 percent of BPD applicant disqualifications due to marijuana — WYPR

Hogan proposes $9B plan to add new lanes to Beltway, 270 and BW Parkway — WTOP

$5,000 Offered to New Corrections Officers in Baltimore — AP

How emoji helped girls start a conversation about bullying —


Friday Morning Headlines: New Contraband Scanners Unveiled for Md. Prisons; Displaced Texas Family in Joppatowne; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 01, 2017 7:24am

Maryland jails have a new way to detect whether inmates have cell phones —

Some call for tougher zoning rules for medical marijuana dispensaries — Baltimore Brew

Texas family evacuates to Joppatowne — ABC2

The Secret Life of Bees — Baltimore Magazine

New Dawson Family After School Teen Center Opens In East Baltimore — CBS Baltimore

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Md. Lawmakers Opt Not to Hold Special Summertime Session to Discuss Medical Cannabis Reform

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 01, 2017 11:08am

A dispensary in Denver, photo via O’Dea/Wikimedia Commons

Maryland legislators won’t be interrupting their summers to discuss medical marijuana in Annapolis.

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Top Stories: Hot House in Idlewylde, Mystery Shrouds Roland Park Murder Investigation, a Q&A with Live Baltimore’s New Director

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 28, 2017 4:57pm

Cynthia McIntyre’s Hot House column grabbed the most eyes this week on Baltimore Fishbowl, featuring a 1,600-square-foot bungalow for sale in Idlewylde for $279,000. With an open floor plan, a finished basement and some crucial upgrades, readers were eager to take a look at the viable dwelling in the county.

Cynthia noted the home has an “elusive combination” of affordability, a safe neighborhood and high-quality schools nearby. As she put it, “these are the big three factors driving first time home buyers as millennials begin, after a slight delay, to enter the real estate market in droves.”

Here were our other most popular reads over the last week:

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Wyman Park Dwellers Share Concerns About Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Keswick Road

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 11:21am

The site for the planned dispensary at 3317 Keswick Road.

Wyman Park and Hampden residents aren’t opposed to the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Baltimore. They just want to know, why does it have to be in their neighborhood?

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State’s Top Court Reopens Briefly Halted Marijuana-Grower Licensing Process

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 09, 2017 4:20pm

Marijuana-grower licensing can resume in Maryland after a two-week delay.

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Baltimore Judge Puts Brakes on Licensing of Marijuana Growers in Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, May 26, 2017 9:45am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Laurie Avocado CC BY 2.0

A Baltimore judge yesterday stopped the state from continuing to grant full licenses to cannabis growers, siding with an African-American-owned company that’s alleging discrimination by Maryland’s cannabis commission.

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Company Denied Weed-Growing Permit in Maryland Sues to Block State from Granting 15 Licenses

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:41pm

An Annapolis-based medical marijuana company has asked a judge to stop Maryland’s cannabis commission from issuing final licenses to pre-approved growers, which would be the next step in getting Maryland’s slow-rolling medical cannabis program up and running.

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Tuesday Morning Headlines: Towson Royal Farms Meeting Draws a Crowd; Pugh Devising ‘Shark Tank’ for Baltimore; and More

1 Written by: | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:25am

FBI: Seattle Officer Helped Run Marijuana to Baltimore — AP

United Soccer League eager to expand to Baltimore, executive says — The Washington Post

Meeting on proposed Royal Farms in Towson draws standing-room-only crowd — Baltimore Sun

Mayor Pugh raises $75K to create a ‘Shark Tank’ for Baltimore — BBJ

Running from the Cops: Who is Greg Butler? — WYPR

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Black Lawmakers Ask to Revisit Marijuana Bill in Special Session in Annapolis

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 9:35am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A day after the 2017 General Assembly session ended, some of the state’s top black lawmakers are calling for one more session to revisit a bill that would expand the number of licenses for legally growing marijuana in Maryland.

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