Medical Marijuana in Maryland
Maryland’s medical marijuana program was passed by the General Assembly in 2014. The state created an agency to oversee the program, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). Governor Martin O’Malley signed it into law on April 14, 2014.
The state government soon approved the licensing of up to 94 dispensaries, but patients had to put their enthusiasm on hold. Though Maryland patients were more than ready to purchase, they had to wait another five years for state dispensaries to open their doors.
Once the medical marijuana law took effect, physicians and other approved health professionals began registering with the state so they could start helping patients with qualifying medical conditions. Maryland, unlike many other states, decided to allow registered dentists, podiatrists, and nurse practitioners – as well as MDs — to diagnose patients and prescribe medical marijuana.
The issue of legalizing marijuana in Maryland is currently making its way through the legislature, with lawmakers considering a bill to regulate adult-use cannabis and earmark large portions of industry tax revenue for programs aimed at communities disproportionately harmed by the drug war.
Maryland Medical Cannabis Applications
Marijuana applications are currently not available in Maryland. However, another application process will open up in the near future. You can provide your information here to receive notification updates related to Maryland cannabis licensing matters. You can schedule a time to discuss your options with us here.