Maryland Patient Registration is Now Open!


How to Become a Maryland Patient or Caregiver

STEP 1: GET REGISTERED

Register via Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website.

Please refer to the following document for instructions of how to successfully complete your registration. 

Once registered, a patient will go to a doctor who has also registered with the Commission to obtain a “written certification.”

STEP 2: GET DIAGNOSED

Visit a registered physician to see if medical cannabis could be the alternative treatment option for you.

A patient needs an in-person visit with a registered physician with whom the patient has a “bona fide physician-patient relationship.” 

If the patient meets the physician’s criteria for treatment with medical cannabis, the physician will issue a written certification.

The physician records the written certification on the Commission’s website.

You may show your government issued ID when purchasing your medicine. A physical patient ID card is not required but you may request one when you receive your written certification for $50. Replacement cards are $100.

STEP 3: GET YOUR MEDICINE

After your visit to a registered physician to receive your written certification you may visit one of premier Maryland Dispensaries to pick up your medicine. (coming soon)


Maryland Medical Cannabis Program

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Program is slowly progressing towards full implementation.  In the meantime Maryland residents have legal protections available to them under Maryland Criminal Code §5-60.  Our physicians will continue to consult with patients and provide “Use out of Medical Necessity” certifications when appropriate.  We hear so much about decriminalization of cannabis, and the medical cannabis program, but we don’t often hear about the Medical Necessity law. When possession was a criminal offense, medical necessity was used as a defense in court, and if properly used, lessens the maximum penalty to a $100 fine. While this solution is not perfect it does offer some protection to PATIENTS while they wait for Maryland Medical Cannabis program to be fully operational.  Here at CannX we feel it is very important to empower patients with every LEGAL option available to them!

PATIENT CAREGIVER REGISTRY PHASED ROLLOUT

MMCC Patient Caregiver Registry Implementation Schedule

IMPORTANT NOTE: MEDICAL CANNABIS IS NOT AVAILABLE YET IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND.

Pre-approved Growers, Processors and Dispensaries are still constructing their businesses, and depending on the date these operations commence, the Commission expects that medical cannabis will be available to qualifying patients by the end of summer 2017. The Commission will make a public announcement once medical cannabis is available to the public, and will list the dispensary locations on the website. This phased early rollout will allow patients time to establish a bonafide doctor-patient relationship months before any medicine is available. ALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN AND REGISTRATION WILL BE DONE ONLINE THROUGH THE NEW MMCC WEBSITE.

 

 PATIENTS WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER BASED ON THE FIRST LETTER OF THEIR LAST NAME.

 

Monday, April 10-16 9:00 AM:  REGISTRY GOES “LIVE”

PATIENT LAST NAMES “A” THROUGH “L” ONLY MAY REGISTER.

Monday, April 17-24  9:00 AM: PATIENT LAST NAMES “M” THROUGH "Z" ONLY MAY                       REGISTER     

Monday, April 24:  OPEN ENROLLMENT

 

Updates from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

 Baltimore, MD (December 9, 2016) – The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of 102 Dispensary entities who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals from a total of 811 applications submitted for up to 109 available licenses statewide.  This marks the conclusion of this phase of the Grower, Processor, and Dispensary application process.  Each pre-awardee has 365 days from date of pre-approval to implement their operations.

Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission stated, “These qualified entities will be on the front line providing medical cannabis to qualified patients in Maryland. They will have a tremendous responsibility in serving the legitimate needs of those patients that seek medical treatment.”  

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s Executive Director, Patrick Jameson stated, “These dispensaries will be the new face of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland, once final licenses are issued. The Commission has an expectation that these dispensaries will operate in an extremely professional manner.  Professional business operations will provide reassurance to the general public that these companies will have a positive impact on their communities.  The Commission will tightly regulate these dispensaries and looks forward to a productive working relationship with their management and staff.”  


Pursuant to COMAR requirements, the Commission was tasked to recommend pre-approval of up to two licensed Dispensaries per Senatorial District, other than the number of licensed grower dispensary facilities located in the Senatorial District.  The full Commission voted unanimously on 92 Dispensary applications for pre-approvals, as well as 10 pre-approvals associated with pre-approved Growers, for a total of 102.  Two Senatorial Districts had only 1 pre-approval for those Districts and the remaining Districts were awarded 2 pre-approvals. By regulation, a party is only permitted to have an interest in one license in the State of Maryland.

All 10 Grower pre-awardees who submitted a separate Dispensary application were awarded a Dispensary pre-approval. Each Grower-associated Dispensary application was evaluated and scored on its own separate merit, as with the remaining 92 pre-approvals.

MMCC commissioned the Regional Economic Studies Institute (“RESI”), a division of Towson University, to coordinate the review of the Dispensary applications by subject matter experts and to utilize the same process as used for the Grower and Processor applications, including compiling the scores and application rankings.  The Commissioners reviewed blinded applications which were redacted as to the applicant names, entity names, and locations, and used a Nobel Prize winning mathematical algorithm, most famously used by the “National Resident Matching Program”, to place applicants into Senatorial Districts, using both the applicant’s score and District preferences.  All applicants, including those who did not receive pre-approvals, were notified today as to the status of their application via email and US mail.

The pre-approved Dispensary entities will continue on to Stage Two of the approval process, which will include undergoing criminal background investigations, financial due diligence, and compliance inspections by the MMCC, as well as completing regulatory requirements, raising capital, securing local zoning approvals, and construction of facilities. The Commissioners will vote for licensure in a public meeting once compliance with the regulatory requirements is complete.

Entity Name and District

Advanced Alternative Therapies LLC   30

AGG Wellness LLC   42

Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary  1

Alternative Medicine Maryland LLC  32

AltPharm LLC  26

AmediCanna Dispensary LLC  12

B1 Earthgroup Inc.  14

Bethesda Biomedical Inc.  22

Blair Wellness Center LLC  43

Bloomworks Wellness LLC  3

Blu Pharms LLC  21

Blue Mountain LLC  34

Blue Ridge Wellness LLC  8

Budding Rose LLC  16

Cannabus LLC  15

CannaMD LLC  45

CannaPharmacy Maryland LLC  47

Cannavations MD LLC  11

Charm City Medicus LLC  6

Charm City Relief Partners LLC  44

Chesacanna Inc.  11

Chesapeake Alternatives LLC  16

Chesapeake Apothecary  28

Chesapeake Health Sciences  7

Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC  40

Columbia Care MD LLC  18

Compassionate Herbal Alternatives Inc.  25

CWS LLC  42

DLD Enterprises Inc  5

Durjaya LLC  33

Euphoria Wellness Maryland LLC  4

Evolution Wellness LLC  30

Farmalogics Health & Wellness LLC  9

Four Green Fields LLC  35

Freestate Partners LLC  13

G&J Pharmaceuticals LLC  29

Gina Dubbe  12

GPD LLC  32

GreenLabs Inc.  46

GreenMart of Maryland  6

GTI Maryland LLC  20

H&G Maryland LLC  41

Hallaway LLC  45

Herbiculture Inc.  14

Hippocratic Growth LLC  36

Jenny’s of Maryland I LLC  24

Jova Wellness Center  26

K&R Holdings Inc.  4

LinLar LLC  24

LMS Wellness BLLC  8

Maryland Alternative Relief Inc.  19

Maryland Earthworks Inc.  28

Maryland Health & Wellness Inc.  2

Maryland Medical Cannabis Co. LLC (M2C2 HerbaFi)  20

Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions LLC  31

Maryland Physician Partners LLC  31

Maryland Wellness Access LLC  13

MaryLeaf LLC  39

MCNA Wellness LLC  27

Medical Products and Services Inc.  43

Meshow LLC  7

Metropolitan Medicinals LLC  25

MGTM LLC  33

MI Dispensary  39

Mikran LLC  15

Mission Maryland LLC  44

MMRC  10

MyBond LLC  5

Nature Care & Wellness LLC  35

OC Botanicals LLC  38

Our Community Wellness & Compassionate Care Center Inc.  23

PalliaTech Maryland LLC  10

Peake ReLeaf LLC  17

Peninsula Alternative Health LLC  37

PharmaCann LLC  18

PharmKent LLC  36

Positive Energy LLC  38

Premium Medicine of Maryland LLC  19

Pure Hana Synergy LLC  21

Pure Life Medical Inc.  46

Revolution Maryland Retail LLC  34

Southern Maryland Relief LLC  29

Sugarloaf Enterprises  17

The Apothecary LLC  1

The SENTEL Group LLC  23

Three Creeks Dispensary  27

Tilstar LLC  37

Time for Healing LLC  22

Town Center Wellness LLC  47

Trilogy Wellness of Maryland LLC  9

WadeWomen LLC-Dr. Dot’s  40

Wellness Institute of Maryland  3

 

Pre-Approved Growers Granted Dispensary Pre-Approvals:

Curio Dispensary BC LLC   42

Doctors Orders Maryland LLC  46

Freestate Wellness LLC  13

Harvest of Maryland  16

HMS Health LLC  17

Holistic Industries LLC  18

Kind Therapeutics USA LLC  30

Maryland Compassionate Care & Wellness LLC  17

MaryMed LLC  21

Temescal Wellness of Maryland LLC  11

 

SENATORIAL DISTRICTS IN MARYLAND*

DISTRICT 1 (Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties)

DISTRICT 2 (Washington County)

DISTRICT 3 (Frederick County)

DISTRICT 4 (Carroll & Frederick Counties)

DISTRICT 5 (Carroll County)

DISTRICT 6 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 7 (Baltimore County & Harford County)

DISTRICT 8 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 9 (Carroll & Howard Counties)

DISTRICT 10 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 11 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 12 (Baltimore County & Howard County)

DISTRICT 13 (Howard County)

DISTRICT 14 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 15 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 16 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 17 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 18 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 19 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 20 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 21 (Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties)

DISTRICT 22 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 23 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 24 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 25 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 26 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 27 (Calvert, Charles & Prince George's Counties)

DISTRICT 28 (Charles County)

DISTRICT 29 (Calvert & St. Mary's Counties)

DISTRICT 30 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 31 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 32 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 33 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 34 (Harford County)

DISTRICT 35 (Cecil & Harford Counties)

DISTRICT 36 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties)

DISTRICT 37 (Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties)

DISTRICT 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)

DISTRICT 39 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 40 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 41 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 42 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 43 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 44 (Baltimore City & Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 45 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 46 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 47 (Prince George's County) 

 

Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Announces Grower and Processor License Pre-Approvals

Baltimore, MD (August 15, 2016) -The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of the 15 Growers and 15 Processors who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals. The Commission’s actions mark a giant step forward for the medical cannabis program in Maryland.

Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission stated, “I’m excited that we have a great number of outstanding companies willing to help sick people in Maryland.” The potential licensees comprise a diverse group of principals, executives and corporate officers including Maryland residents associated with long-time established Maryland businesses, entrepreneurs, women and minority-operated enterprises. Seven of the Processors are affiliated with Growers who received Stage One pre-approvals.

The Commissioners’ selections for Grower entities and locations are:

Curio Cultivation LLC

Baltimore County

Doctors Orders Maryland LLC

Dorchester County

Forward Gro LLC

Anne Arundel County

Freestate Wellness LLC

Howard County

Green Leaf Medical LLC

Frederick County

Grow West MD LLC

Garrett County

Harvest of Maryland LLC

Washington County

HMS Health LLC

Frederick County

Holistic Industries LLC

Prince George’s County

Kind Therapeutics USA LLC

Washington County

Maryland Compassionate Care

and Wellness LLC

Carroll County

MaryMed LLC

Dorchester County

Shore Natural Rx LLC

Worcester County

SunMed Growers LLC

Cecil County

Temescal Wellness of MD LLC

Baltimore City

 

The Processor entities and locations are: 

AFS Maryland LLC

Wicomico County

Blair Wellness Center LLC

Worcester County

Chesapeake Alternatives LLC

Queen Anne’s County

Curio Manufacturing LLC

Baltimore County

Doctors Orders Maryland LLC

Dorchester County

FGM Processing LLC

Charles County

Holistic Industries LLC

Prince George’s County

Kind Therapeutics USA LLC

Washington County

Maryland Compassionate Care and Wellness LLC

Carroll County

MaryMed LLC

Dorchester County

Pharmaculture Corporation

Allegany County

Pro Green Medical LLC

Frederick County

Rosebud Organics LLC

Montgomery County

Seven Points

Agro-Therapeutics LLC

Prince George’s County

Temescal Wellness of MD

Baltimore City


The locations of the Growers and Processors span 16 counties and Baltimore City (see map), including Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester. Many 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 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 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.

MMCC also commissioned the Towson University, Regional Economic Studies Institute “RESI” to coordinate the review of the Dispensary Applications by subject matter experts and to utilize the same process as for the Grower and Processor applications such as compiling the scores and application rankings. The Commissioners will review and vote on the Dispensaries (two per Senatorial district and potentially 15 additional for Growers who wish to be vertically integrated) with medicine tentatively becoming available by the summer of 2017.

Dr. Davies continued, “While we are aware there is a public interest in the rankings of the Grower and Processor applications, the rankings were merely used as an organizational tool.  The Commission will list the entities in alphabetical order. All of the chosen business entities have an equal opportunity to complete the licensing process.  At this stage, I am very happy with the Commissioners' choices."

Maryland received 145 grower applications, 124 processor applications and 811 dispensary license applications. Again, MMCC commissioned RESI to contract with third-party subject matter experts from around the United States to evaluate the applications using a double-blinded process. RESI assigned unique identifying numbers to each application prior to evaluation and review by subject matter experts and Commissioners. Application content comprised text and supporting documents redacted of all identifying information such as individual or entity applicant names and locations.  Once evaluated and scored by the subject matter experts, RESI compiled the scores and ranked the applications. The scored and ranked redacted Grower and Processor applications were then provided to Commissioners for review and final selection.
 

The 15 Grower and Processor potential licensees will continue on to Stage Two of the approval process, which will include extensive financial due diligence and background investigations by the MMCC of all those named in the original application and any other principals. Each entity that was issued a pre-approval will have 365 days from date of notification to complete all necessary steps to obtain a formal license and to request final inspection by the Commission. These steps include completing regulatory requirements, raising capital, acquiring real estate, securing local zoning approvals, construction of facilities, installation of equipment, and the hiring and training of staff. 

All applicants, including those who did not receive pre-approvals, were notified as to the status of their application by email and U.S. mail today.