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Maryland has legalized medical marijuana. Maryland has, however, decriminalized cannabis possession. Voters also approved adult use of cannabis in the state during the November 2022 election, but the new laws won’t take effect until July 1, 2023.
Governor O’Malley signed legislation that established a medical marijuana program in Maryland. The legislation restricts cannabis distribution to academic medical centers, which monitor patients.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission awarded 15 preliminary licenses to grow medical marijuana (out of a pool of almost 150 applicants) and 15 licenses to process medical marijuana “into pills, oils and other medical products.”
The medical program, known as the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), becomes operational.
Gov. Hogan allowed HB 617/ SB 604, “Connor and Raina’s Law,” to become law without his signature. The bill allows for the administration of medical cannabis to students who are qualifying patients during school hours and school-sponsored events.
The Maryland law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
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Yes, telemedicine is legal in Maryland, and you can get certified for cannabis online via Leafwell.
For medical card holders = Up to 120 grams of flower or 36 grams of THC concentrate over 30 days.
It is illegal to grow cannabis in Maryland, even for medical marijuana cardholders.
Maryland does not have medical marijuana reciprocity or honor medical marijuana cards from other states.
Some states with medical cannabis reciprocity recognize a Maryland medical marijuana card.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is acceptable) — just that the state’s medical marijuana laws protect you to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and intend to purchase medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also accountable to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing visiting patients to apply to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
Maryland’s medical cannabis law does state that any qualifying patient, caregiver, etc. “may not be” “denied any right or privilege” because of medical marijuana, so long as they are otherwise complying with the law. However, employers may still test for cannabis and take action against an employee who tests positive for cannabis, even if they are a medical marijuana patient.
State law covers all medical marijuana products tested for heavy metals, hair, insects, molds, and microbiological impurities.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or any additional such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet methods wherever possible.