The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) develops policies, procedures, and regulations to implement programs that ensure medical cannabis is available to qualifying patients in a safe and effective manner. The Commission oversees all licensing, registration, inspection, and testing measures pertaining to Maryland’s medical cannabis program and provides relevant program information to patients, physicians, growers, dispensaries, processors, testing laboratories and caregivers.
The Maryland Cannabis Administration is the new agency created to help bring adult-use cannabis to the existing medical dispensaries. The MCA has converted licenses for 95 medical marijuana dispensaries to help serve the recreational adult cannabis users in the wonderful state of Maryland.
The Commission shall license medical cannabis growers that meet all requirements established by the Commission to operate in the State to provide cannabis to:
- Processors licensed by the Commission under this subtitle;
- Dispensaries licensed by the Commission under this subtitle; and
- Independent testing laboratories registered with the Commission under this subtitle.
Beginning December 1, 2024, the Commission may report to the General Assembly, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, on the number of licenses necessary to meet the demand for medical cannabis by qualifying patients and caregivers issued identification cards under this subtitle in an affordable, accessible, secure, and efficient manner.
Marylanders have voted and adult-use cannabis is now available as of July 1, 2023. Adults 21 or older may possess and consume up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower, 12 grams of concentrated cannabis, or a total amount of cannabis products that does not exceed 750 mg THC. This amount is known as the “personal use amount.”