The state of Maryland legalized medical cannabis in 2014, through Legislative bills, Senate Bill 923 and House Bill 881, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. Access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.
2014 – Maryland legalized medical cannabis
2016 – Maryland awarded medical cannabis business licenses
2017 – First Maryland cannabis businesses opened and medical cannabis sales began
2019 – Maryland reopens application process for additional medical cannabis cultivation and processing licenses for minority/disadvantaged groups. Licensees have yet been announced.
TYPES OF BUSINESS
Maryland Medical Cannabis Cultivation – can grow medical cannabis plants and sell wholesale to other licensed Maryland Medical Cannabis Businesses. There is a limit of twenty-six (26) business licenses allowed for Maryland Medical Cannabis Cultivation within the state.
Maryland Medical Cannabis Processor – can extract, process and produce cannabis products such as edibles, concentrates, tinctures, etc and sell to dispensaries. There is a limit of thirty-eight (38) business licenses allowed for Maryland Medical Cannabis Processors within the state.
Maryland Medical Cannabis Dispensary – can purchase medical cannabis from licensed cultivation and processing facilities and sell cannabis to registered patients. There is a limit of 94 business licenses allowed for Maryland Medical Cannabis Dispensaries within the state.
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