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Maryland Medical Marijuana

Maryland Medical Marijuana State Program Information

House Bill 881 passed in the state House of Representatives on April 8, 2014 by a vote of 125-11 and in the state Senate on the same date 44-2. Governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill into law 6 days later on April 14, 2014. The program officially went into effect June 1, 2014.

The newly created medical marijuana program for the state of Maryland permits certified medical marijuana patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a state certified physician, apply for a Maryland state issued medical marijuana identification card. Ownership of an ID card allows a patient to possess and cultivate medical marijuana as per state guidelines.

Because the Maryland program is one of the newest in the nation along with New York’s, it has yet to be implemented or have any functioning components. Currently the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are tasked with developing regulations for patient registry and identification cards, dispensary licensing, setting fees, and possession limits, and more.

Maryland Possession & Cultivation Regulations

Patients may possess a 30-day supply (an amount yet to be determined by the commission). Beginning June 1, 2016 the commission may issue the number of dispensary licenses necessary to meet the demand for medical marijuana by qualifying patients and caregivers.

Maryland Updated Program Details

We have compiled the following index of medical marijuana information for the state of Maryland to serve as a legal library to our users. Please review carefully the below information in regards to legal references for Maryland’s laws and guidelines regarding medical cannabis and its use.

Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Maryland’s medical marijuana program.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Maryland’s medical marijuana qualifying conditions you can visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “Legal States”.

Maryland Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Maryland in our definitive guide of Maryland's qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Maryland's medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Maryland's Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Maryland's exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Maryland's Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Maryland's laws for his knowledge.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Card

Find out how to obtain a{n} Maryland Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Maryland's state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Maryland's requirements.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Facts

Our list of Maryland Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Maryland's state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.