Maryland Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients

Maryland Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

201 West Preston Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Email: [email protected]

Website: Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“A Maryland patient can only obtain legal medical cannabis from Maryland-licensed dispensaries. The dispensaries can only obtain their cannabis from Maryland-licensed growers, and their extracts from Maryland-licensed processors… The Commission anticipates that medical cannabis may first be available to patients in the second half of 2016,” Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), [Accessed June 26, 2015]

The Maryland Patient Registry fee is to be determined by the Commission, during the initial rule making process. The Maryland Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Program: Information

House Bill 881, signed the bill on April 14, 2014 — effective June 01, 2014 — effectively removing all state-level penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients who have been issued with a “written or oral recommendation”, by their primary care physician, stating that he or she “would benefit from medical marijuana.”

Maryland Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions

Patients in Maryland diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Maryland Medical Marijuana law:

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care; or
A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment of a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces: Cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures or persistent muscle spasms

Maryland Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

As per Maryland’s House Bill 881, Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, the legal amount Maryland medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess in a “30-day supply”, is to be determined by the Commission, during the initial rulemaking.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine

Maryland marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.

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