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The Maryland Medical Cannabis Program is slowly progressing towards full implementation this spring. In the meantime Maryland residents have legal protections available to them under Maryland Criminal Code §5-60. MetroXMD Physicians will consult with patients and provide “Use out of Medical Necessity” certifications when appropriate for patients. As we enter the operational phase of Maryland’s medical cannabis industry, it’s important to know that becoming a patient can have extreme advantages for patients who get their recommendations ahead of time. There will be medical dispensaries all over the state.
The locations of the medical marijuana Growers and medical marijuana Processors span across 16 counties and Baltimore City, including Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester. Many Maryland medical marijuana Grower applicants who were highly qualified were not pre-approved due to statutory limitations on the number of growers.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s Executive Director, Patrick Jameson recently stated, “Now that the Commissioners have made their selections, the real work begins for these companies. We will implement a rigorous Stage Two background and financial due diligence process for these entities prior to issuing a license. A pre-approval is not a license. I truly look forward to facilitating this nascent state wide industry and working with local, city, and county jurisdictions and with the principals of these organizations.” The Commissioners will vote for licensure once compliance with the regulatory requirements is complete.
The Growers will cultivate a variety of strains ranging in cannabinoid content from a low to high spectrum of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), and the medical marijuana Processors will be manufacturing a wide variety of cannabis-infused products containing high and low CBD and THC extracts and in a variety of modes of administration. These pharmaceutical grade products will include oral forms such as oils, pills, capsules, tinctures; sublingual sprays; inhaled products and topical forms such as ointments, salves, and transdermal patches.
For patients looking to be able to purchase all of these things, you can get a medical marijuana recommendation with one of the MetroXMD Physicians.