Maryland Announces 102 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries!

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The new year is swiftly approaching, and the State of Maryland will finally be opening dispensaries all over the state, many around the DC beltway area.

Maryland officials on Friday announced the 102 businesses who have received preliminary authorization to sell the state’s first legal medical marijuana, bringing the long-awaited program a step closer to fruition.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission said patients could be able to begin legally purchasing the drug as soon as this summer, or even in the early spring as long as things go as planned with follow up licensing. Patients will use their recommendations to buy cannabis and to treat conditions including seizures, anxiety and side effects of cancer or chemotherapy. Lawmakers first approved medical marijuana 3 1/2 years ago, but the program has been beset by various delays.

The commission last month gave preliminary authorization to dispensaries in each of the 47 state Senate districts, choosing from a pool of more than 800 applications scored by outside experts and with names of the companies and people involved redacted to avoid bias. The agency announced the identities of the winners and their locations on Friday.

“These dispensaries will be the new face of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland,” said Patrick Jameson, executive director of the commission.

Costs associated with opening a dispensary in Maryland include a $4,000 stage-two application fee, an $80,000 licensing fee — which must be renewed every other year — and an estimated $500,000 for initial build-out and start-up costs for businesses.  The businesses must pass additional vetting that includes financial and criminal background checks of owners and inspections of the facilities before marijuana can hit the shelves.

Regulators in August approved 15 companies to grow marijuana and 15 companies to process the drug into medical products as well. The facilities will soon start to grow so that the medicine is ready for when dispensaries open.

Dispensaries are not yet opened in Maryland, nor can you go to DC at this time to purchase medication if you have a recommendation. However, you can use your Maryland recommendation in Nevada(Vegas), Michigan, Arizona, Maine, and Rhode Island.

The great news is that Washington DC will be opening up their dispensaries for Maryland recommendation holders! DC Council passed a bill in November allowing patients who have Maryland recommendations to purchase at their dispensary. The law will take several weeks to go into effect, but between DC Dispensaries, and Maryland dispensaries opening up, Maryland medical marijuana patients have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks to come!

Maryland law limits dispensaries to two per state senate district, with exemptions for shops operated by growers. Eight districts have been approved for three dispensaries, while a Senate district that includes Rockville and Gaithersburg is slotted for up to four marijuana outlets.

Here is a list of the Maryland dispensaries that will soon be near you!

Name District County
Advanced Alternative Therapies LLC 30 Anne Arundel
AGG Wellness LLC 42 Baltimore County
Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary 1 Allegany, Garrett and Washington
Alternative Medicine Maryland LLC 32 Anne Arundel
AltPharm LLC 26 Prince George’s
AmediCanna Dispensary LLC 12 Baltimore and Howard
B1 Earthgroup Inc. 14 Montgomery County
Bethesda Biomedical Inc. 22 Prince George’s
Blair Wellness Center LLC 43 Baltimore City
Bloomworks Wellness LLC 3 Frederick
Blu Pharms LLC 21 Anne Arundel and Prince George’s
Blue Mountain LLC 34 Harford
Blue Ridge Wellness LLC 8 Baltimore
Budding Rose LLC 16 Montgomery
Cannabus LLC 15 Montgomery
CannaMD LLC 45 Baltimore City
CannaPharmacy Maryland LLC 47 Prince George’s
Cannavations MD LLC 11 Baltimore
Charm City Medicus LLC 6 Baltimore
Charm City Relief Partners LLC 44 Baltimore City and Baltimore County
Chesacanna Inc. 11 Baltimore
Chesapeake Alternatives LLC 16 Montgomery
Chesapeake Apothecary 28 Charles
Chesapeake Health Sciences 7 Baltimore and Harford
Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC 40 Baltimore City
Columbia Care MD LLC 18 Montgomery
Compassionate Herbal Alternatives Inc. 25 Prince George’s
CWS LLC 42 Baltimore
DLD Enterprises Inc 5 Carroll
Durjaya LLC 33 Anne Arundel
Euphoria Wellness Maryland LLC 4 Carroll and Frederick
Evolution Wellness LLC 30 Anne Arundel
Farmalogics Health & Wellness LLC 9 Carroll and Howard
Four Green Fields LLC 35 Cecil and Harford
Freestate Partners LLC 13 Howard
G&J Pharmaceuticals LLC 29 Calvert and St. Mary’s
Gina Dubbe 12 Baltimore and Howard
GPD LLC 32 Anne Arundel
GreenLabs Inc. 46 Baltimore City
GreenMart of Maryland 6 Baltimore
GTI Maryland LLC 20 Montgomery
H&G Maryland LLC 41 Baltimore City
Hallaway LLC 45 Baltimore City
Herbiculture Inc. 14 Montgomery
Hippocratic Growth LLC 36 Caroline, Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s
Jenny’s of Maryland I LLC 24 Prince George’s
Jova Wellness Center 26 Prince George’s
K&R Holdings Inc. 4 Carroll and Frederick
LinLar LLC 24 Prince George’s
LMS Wellness BLLC 8 Baltimore
Maryland Alternative Relief Inc. 19 Montgomery
Maryland Earthworks Inc. 28 Charles
Maryland Health & Wellness Inc. 2 Washington
Maryland Medical Cannabis Co. LLC (M2C2 HerbaFi) 20 Montgomery
Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions LLC 31 Anne Arundel
Maryland Physician Partners LLC 31 Anne Arundel
Maryland Wellness Access LLC 13 Howard
MaryLeaf LLC 39 Montgomery
MCNA Wellness LLC 27 Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s
Medical Products and Services Inc. 43 Baltimore City
Meshow LLC 7 Baltimore and Harford
Metropolitan Medicinals LLC 25 Prince George’s
MGTM LLC 33 Anne Arundel
MI Dispensary 39 Montgomery
Mikran LLC 15 Montgomery
Mission Maryland LLC 44 Baltimore City and Baltimore County
MMRC 10 Baltimore
MyBond LLC 5 Carroll
Nature Care & Wellness LLC 35 Cecil and Harford
OC Botanicals LLC 38 Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester
Our Community Wellness & Compassionate Care Center Inc. 23 Prince George’s
PalliaTech Maryland LLC 10 Baltimore
Peake ReLeaf LLC 17 Montgomery
Peninsula Alternative Health LLC 37 Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico
PharmaCann LLC 18 Montgomery
PharmKent LLC 36 Caroline, Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s
Positive Energy LLC 38 Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester
Premium Medicine of Maryland LLC 19 Montgomery
Pure Hana Synergy LLC 21 Anne Arundel and Prince George’s
Pure Life Medical Inc. 46 Baltimore City
Revolution Maryland Retail LLC 34 Harford
Southern Maryland Relief LLC 29 Calvert and St. Mary’s
Sugarloaf Enterprises 17 Montgomery
The Apothecary LLC 1 Allegany, Garrett and Washington
The SENTEL Group LLC 23 Prince George’s
Three Creeks Dispensary 27 Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s
Tilstar LLC 37 Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico
Time for Healing LLC 22 Prince George’s
Town Center Wellness LLC 47 Prince George’s
Trilogy Wellness of Maryland LLC 9 Carroll and Howard

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