Maryland Cannabis Laws

Medical & Recreational Marijuana

Medical marijuana businesses became legal in 2012. However, recreational (adult-use) marijuana businesses are currently illegal in the state.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) is in charge of the state’s medical marijuana program and issuance of the associated licenses. However, the county and city where the business will be located may also determine whether you can start a business within their borders or not.

See the Resources section below for additional info.

CBD & Hemp

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is responsible for regulating the cultivation and processing of hemp. There are no specific guidelines or required licenses for retail stores to sell CBD products, but that doesn’t mean you can do anything you want. The county and city where the business will be located may determine whether you can open and operate a CBD or hemp business within their borders or not. You’ll need to look up and verify those details yourself or with our help via a Starter Package.

See the Resources section below for additional info.

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