In April 2014, Maryland’s General Assembly voted to make the Maryland Medical Cannabis program accessible by creating a true medical cannabis program that allows patients access to the medicine they need.
The law – sponsored by Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D-Baltimore), Del. Dr. Dan Morhaim (D-Baltimore) and Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Montgomery), and others – is intended to allow specially certified private physicians to help their patients obtain marijuana for medicinal purposes through a state-approved distribution network.
In April 2015, the General Assembly passed HB 490, which improves upon the previous years' laws.
The regulations are not yet in place to allow implementation of the law. The regulations to support the law are currently being drafted by the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Cannabis Commission (the Commission). These regulations will add clarifying details to the law as explained below. See more information about the Commission here or on their website here.