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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Medical Marijuana Company Battles State’s Cannabis Commission

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– A Maryland company is taking legal action against the state’s cannabis commission, claiming they were robbed of their right to become one of the state’s first licensed medical marijuana companies.

GTI Maryland is accusing the commission of illegally taking them off the list of 15 companies that had initially been approved for growing licenses. Now they’re demanding answers.

WJZ reached out to the cannabis commission and they told WJZ they can’t comment on pending litigation.

The lawsuit filed in Baltimore City circuit court demands GTI’s place in the top 15 to be restored immediately. The company is now fighting to fix what they’re calling an injustice to patients.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those associated with GTI Maryland want the public to believe this suit is all about prospective "patients". In reality it is only about lining their own greedy pockets.

Anonymous said...

1133
I agree completely.
There have been no injustices (so far) for the public.

Anonymous said...

vs the politicians and their lobbyists lining their own pockets, allow the public to grow a few plants and put a stop to this monopoly!

Anonymous said...

Any idiot that's ever had access to the inside track of any sealed bid auction, a purported fair allocation of anything (include the sale of medical pot) having to do with $$$ knows that it's a rigged deal for the insiders, long before the process ever begins. Smoke and mirrors is for suckers, don't be one. Delaware's was Tom Carper's friend who got the insider thumbs up for Delaware's medical marijuana. You don't suppose ol' Tom's a silent partner? Major auction houses work tirelessly to control the final bidding outcome of valuable items, it's called pooling. This Maryland pot deal was fixed many months ago, the upcoming presentation will be a sham for the public to gobble down. Kind of like a magician, now you see it, now you don't.

Anonymous said...

I have a question for your readers regarding pain management, which pot may finally play a role in the future.

Has anyone ever attempted to be a patient at a pain management office and one of their questions during the intake interview was 'have you ever been to jail'?

That recently occurred to me and I have seen several pain 'doctors' in the past and that has NEVER been asked before.

This whole pain 'management' bs has been turned on its head. They started with a good idea of weeding out junkies and dealers but now have turned it against the very patients who need it.

I just don't think it's right and want opinions of others. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I think that it would behoove doctors who dispense opioids and opiates to ask that question, not that they'd get a straight answer. They could also look up the person's name on Maryland Judiciary Search for a Maryland record.

Anonymous said...

12:58 I totally agree. I just had major surgery here in Salisbury and was only giving 10 pills of pain medication..which I was supposed to take 1-2 every 4-6hours. So I called when I ran out and they prescribed 10 more. I had to have someone picky them up from the doctors office and go to the pharmacy. Then at the follow up a week later they gave me a script for 20 more. The strongest thin on my list of medications was ibuprofen and no history of drug use or abuse so I don't get it at all.

Anonymous said...

2:00 PM

Why? What does that have to do with healthcare? So anyone who has every been to jail, for DUI, for non-support or any other reason abuses pain meds or is a dealer? Frankly I don't believe they have that right to ask. I don't see it as any of their business. If someone has years of documentation, several surgeries, MRI's, x-rays etc. proven needs, why are they treated like a junkie or criminal?

Anonymous said...

Are the words Patient and Stoner one and the same? It would be an injustice to legalize weed and then run out of Doritos.

Anonymous said...

Are the Insurance Companies on board with paying for "Medical Marijuana" on prescription plans? Isn't there THC pills and oils? These won't do. There is nothing more medicinal than doing bong hits. Just legalize it and let people burn.

Anonymous said...


Sounds like the plaintiffs have been dipping into their 'seed corn'!

Anonymous said...

The saddest part of all of this. Is that the people who truly feel that MJ helps their medical needs are now going to be pushed back even more time. It's already been three years now and people are still waiting? Now a company who claims to be on the side of the people are holding up the process because they feel they have been treated unfairly? It's the citizens of Maryland who are waiting for the help they need. GTI don't hold the process up for your own gains, Think about the people who need the medical help. DROP the suit until the people of Maryland get the help they need, And then go full force towards the politics of all this BS. I understand your financial loss in this, but think about the true loss to the people of Maryland. I think it's time for use of hearts, and not pockets.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
12:58 I totally agree. I just had major surgery here in Salisbury and was only giving 10 pills of pain medication..which I was supposed to take 1-2 every 4-6hours. So I called when I ran out and they prescribed 10 more. I had to have someone picky them up from the doctors office and go to the pharmacy. Then at the follow up a week later they gave me a script for 20 more. The strongest thin on my list of medications was ibuprofen and no history of drug use or abuse so I don't get it at all.

September 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM

They did that after major surgery? No wonder a lot of people go over the bridge for health care. People here don't seem to know much and care even less. I am wondering if they continue with their medical education after they get their licenses or just continue their career with their outdated knowledge they first received when receiving license?

Anonymous said...

All of you look at healthcare wrong, when you walk in the door THE DOCTOR IS YOUR EMPLOYEE!!! Why cant you people take control of your situation instead of complaining how bad your situation is because you succomb to it. The state is no different, this cannbis issue should have been handled YEARS ago when medicinal use was passed, but here we are letting people WE PAY, drag their feet and make the decision. On top of that they clearly state they will offer no protections to employees who are treated with cannabis but you can eat a xanax or percocet and show a script a doctor wrote for it. Its nothing more than another money maker that leaves the citizens in the wake without clear objectives. Just legalize it already, cops and everyone else have better things to do than worry about cannabis. Its not 1940 anymore.

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
All of you look at healthcare wrong, when you walk in the door THE DOCTOR IS YOUR EMPLOYEE!!! Why cant you people take control of your situation instead of complaining how bad your situation is because you succomb to it.


Theoretically, you may be correct. But in reality, especially in this backwoods area, it doesn't work that way very much. You don't think these jerkoff's talk to each other? Write their little notes in your file? Gossip? Spread rumors? They may wear lab coats and scrubs but they are still flawed people, just like the rest of us.

And whatever screwed up belief they have regarding anything, they bring to work with them. Just sit back and listen and watch them in their environment some time. Some truly think they are God-like. Some think they have higher morals and intelligence than everyone they treat.

Not to disparage the whole lot of healthcare workers, but there are many like I just described. And what can we do about it? Complain. Talk to their bosses and upper management. MAYBE something will get done and maybe not. If you think just because you get a bill and ultimately 'pay their salary' has any weight you don't understand the half of it.

I thank Joe for providing us with a platform that we can discuss it and 'complain'. It is the first step in solving this, and any other problems we as a community have. Inform, discuss, rationalize, all these things and more.

Sure it may be tedious and boring to some who don't have these issues, but many others do and are addressing it and seeking solutions. All input is important and welcomed, including yours. With that, have a nice day.