Maryland medical cannabis program
The medicinal use of cannabis was decriminalized in Maryland in 2003 but there was no state registry or protection from arrest for patients who depended on the plant. In 2013, the state passed regulations establishing a medical cannabis market but regulatory hiccups and lawsuits delayed the program’s launch for five years. Medical cannabis sales launched in Maryland on December 1, 2017.
Today, to access the program, patients must be certified to access the program by a physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, podiatrist, or nurse-midwife.
Other cannabis reforms
Since 2010, there have been multiple pushes to legalize adult-use cannabis in Maryland but, so far, to no success.
Maryland decriminalized the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis in 2014.
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