Two years after Maryland legalized medical marijuana, a state commission is finalizing the application process for those who want a license to grow, process and dispense it. Each of the 15 state-authorized grower’s licenses will cost $125,000 a year, suggesting that applicants will plan large-scale operations so they can cover the fee and also make a profit. We explore the impending arrival of a medical cannabis industry in Maryland and the timeline for getting the product to patients.


  • Hannah Byron Executive Director, Natalie M. LaPrada Medical Cannabis Commission in Maryland
  • Deborah Miran Member of the Natalie M. LaPrada Medical Cannabis Commission

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