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Baltimore, Maryland – Maryland is finally on the brink of opening their dispensaries to medical cannabis patients. Maryland has recently given it’s first complete license for cultivation to ForwardGro LLC, and they are getting the plant ready for consumption by patients.
Many patients are rushing now to see the doctor and have questions on how they can become a patient. We have the answers here and detailed breakdown.
When Will Marijuana Be Available in Maryland?
The Maryland medical cannabis has stated that they will open dispensaries this summer. The Medical Marijuana Doctor firm MetroXMD aims to expand and help the program to be accessible not only to all Maryland residents but even in Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC and more surrounding states.
On that note, registration and enrollment to the state cannabis programs have seen a spike as patients are looking to get situated. Cannabis should be available by August 2017.
The bill tasked Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as well as the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission to develop regulations for identification cards and patient registry, dispensary licensing, possession limits and settling fees. In June 1, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission may now issue how many dispensary licenses are needed to serve the medical marijuana demands of the patients and caregivers given identification cards in Maryland.
What Maryland Medical Marijuana Conditions Are Qualified in the State?
Under the Maryland Medical Marijuana law in Maryland and the Medical Marijuana Commission, patients diagnosed are to be suffering from the debilitating conditions which are determined by the doctor. The medical conditions afforded by the Maryland Medical Marijuana law include a chronic or debilitating disease resulting for the patient to be admitted in a hospice or any in need of palliative care as well as patients on treatment for debilitating disease which produces anorexia, severe pain, wasting syndrome, cachexia, severe nausea and seizures. The medical marijuana doctors at MetroXMD have been approving hundreds of patients for medical marijuana so it’s best to speak with them to be approved..
How Can You Become a Medical Marijuana Patient?
In becoming a medical marijuana patient in Maryland, you will find no residency requirement needed allowing you to apply so long as you can present a valid US photo ID. To become a patient you should contact MetroXMD, If you are a legal Maryland resident, you can apply to program. If you are a person out-of-state in need of medical care, you can be issued with written certification allowing you to obtain medical cannabis. Patient must also obtain a written certification from a licensed doctor recommending Maryland medical marijuana.
You can book your appointment to meet with the doctor here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11783884. The physicians consultations is a $200 fee. You pay $25 deposit online to set your appointment and $175 in person once you arrive. The whole process once at the doctor will take about 30 minutes or less.
Dispensaries are scheduled to open in Summer 2017. You can find a full list of the dispensaries that will be opening HERE.