State Roundup, June 27, 2017

RX POT LICENSE MAY BE DENIED: Maryland medical marijuana regulators took steps Monday to deny a license to one of the 15 companies picked to grow the drug, saying there was a “reasonable likelihood” the firm would not properly safeguard the medicine. In voting to tell MaryMed LLC that it would not receive a final license, the medical marijuana commission cited concerns about MaryMed LLC’s former parent company Vireo Health, which operates medical marijuana businesses in two other states. The commission also faulted MaryMed for not cooperating with Maryland investigators, Erin Cox reports in the Sun.

HOGAN PUSHES TO SUSTAIN VETO: Gov. Larry Hogan Monday called on Salisbury business leaders to pressure lawmakers to sustain his veto of the legislature’s paid sick leave bill, reports Bryan Sears of the Daily Record. Hogan delivered the speech to a lunch gathering of the city’s chamber of commerce. The remarks were in many ways identical to those he delivered during a June 6 business summit in Baltimore except that this time it was on the Eastern Shore in a Senate district where paid sick leave could become a campaign issue.