Medical Cannabis Industry on The Rise in Baltimore County, City and State

Medical Cannabis Industry on The Rise in Baltimore County, City and State

Baltimore County's 13 dispensaries are part of a burgeoning industry in Maryland.

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August 8, 2018
Baltimore Sun
Medical State by State: Maryland

In Maryland, there are 65 dispensaries that have received their final licenses to operate, with 13 in Baltimore County and eight in Baltimore City, said Jennifer White, communications director for the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, the group that oversees the state’s medical cannabis program. Some 37 dispensaries in the state have yet to complete the approval process to receive their final licenses and become operational, she added. Between May 22 and July 30, the number of certified patients eligible for medical marijuana in Maryland grew from 27,585 to 35,836, according to commission data.

“We’re very busy every day,” said Bryan Hill, the owner of Charm City Medicus, a Baltimore dispensary.

Dispensaries provide a wide range of products to certified patients who have received a medical recommendation, which is permission from a registered provider to purchase medical cannabis.

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