Medical Marijuana in Maryland
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Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Maryland
One April 14, 2014, Maryland became the 21st state to legalize Medical Marijuana.In 2014, then-Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation to replace criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana with a civil fine. In 2015, the General Assembly passed Sen. Bobby Zirkin’s SB 517, which completed the reform by decriminalizing the possession of marijuana paraphernalia.On February 20, 2016, marijuana possession was fully decriminalized.
Quantity of Marijuana
Qualifying patients are allowed no more than 1 ounces of medical marijuana, unless their physician makes a special determination that a patient needs more. Qualifying patients may designate at most 2 caregivers who must be 21 years old or older. Qualifying patients and caregivers are not allowed to grown marijuana plant but can access it from licensed dispensaries.
Treatment for Illnesses in Maryland
Qualifying conditions to which medical marijuana is administered include;Cachexia, anorexia, or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, or other conditions approved by the Commission.
Licensing and Supplying
The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are tasked with developing regulations for patient registry and identification cards, dispensary licensing, setting fees and possession limits, and more. The Commission issues yearly request for applications from academic medical centers to operate medical marijuana compassionate use programs.Patients under the age of 18 must have a caregiver in order to register, and only the caregiver may obtain and administer their medicine.