Maryland Medical Cannabis Program Regulations Open for Public Comment

The public comment period is now open for the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission proposed draft regulations for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program. The regulations were published in the Maryland Register (beginning on page 812) on June 26, 2015. The 30 day public comment period will close on July 27, 2015.

Instructions for submitting comments as noted in the Maryland Register:
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through July 27, 2015. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
 It is anticipated that the regulations will be adopted September 2015 and that the application period for growers, processors and dispensaries will begin once the rules are adopted.

For more information on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program and its implementation timeline visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website.