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December 14, 2016 - No Comments!

Maryland Dispensaries Announced

On December 9th, The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) made the much anticipated announcement of the 92 dispensaries that were awarded Stage One license pre-approvals. Combined with all 10 Grower pre-awardees who were also awarded a dispensary pre-approval, there are a total of 102 dispensaries slated to open in the state of Maryland.

Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission stated, “These qualified entities will be on the front line providing medical cannabis to qualified patients in Maryland."

Maryland regulations require that no more than two dispensaries can be located in each of the 47 state districts. Montgomery County was granted the greatest number of license pre-approvals. The full list of Dispensaries can be found here.

The process of becoming a fully-operational dispensary has only just begun. The "to-do" list for the newly announced dispensaries may seem never-ending, but setting some time (and a budget) aside for developing smart brand strategy and strong design will be crucial for success. We look forward to working with these cannabusinesses and developing new brands in our home state of Maryland. Congrats to all the winners!

December 6, 2016 - No Comments!

CBS This Morning Interview

Last week was an exciting one at the Brand Joint Office! As a follow up to October's Washington Post article, "‘Kind of taboo’: Pot industry moms form support group in an era of legalization," CBS This Morning contacted Jenn and other Maryland/D.C. area cannabusiness women for a television interview.

CBS News National Correspondent Chip Reid visited the Brand Joint office and conducted the interview in-house. Along with fellow industry moms (Leah Heise of Women Grow, Chanda Macias of National Holistic Healing Center, Shawnta Hopkins-Green of Mycannx and Carrie Kirk of Cannaline), Jenn talked about the unique challenges of being a parent in the industry. The segment should air within the next few weeks. We'll keep you updated!

Brand Joint's Jennifer Culpepper getting ready for her closeup Brand Joint's Jennifer Culpepper getting ready for her closeup The entire crew posing for a picture after the interview  The entire crew posing for a picture after the interview The Brand Joint team with CBS' Chip Reid! The Brand Joint team with CBS' Chip Reid!