Anne Arundel-based growing operation for medical pot gets preliminary approval

Maryland’s medical marijuana commission has given an Anne Arundel County-based growing operation a tentative go-ahead.

The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission on Monday announced Forward Gro LLC as one of 30 successful applicants selected for a preliminary license to grow or process pot. Of that number, 15 were growing licenses and 15 were for processing.

The proposed growing operation, which counts former Anne Arundel County Sheriff George Johnson among its advisors and Annapolis resident and medical marijuana advocate Gail Rand as its chief financial officer, was the only applicant to be selected from the county.

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