House Bill 881(375 KB) Approved: Apr. 8, 2014 by House, 125-11 and by Senate, 44-2
Signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley on Apr. 14, 2014 Effective: June 1, 2014
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 will issue yearly
request for applications from academic medical centers to operate
medical marijuana compassionate use programs.
Approved diagnosis: cachexia, anorexia, or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe
nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, or other
conditions approved by the Commission.
Possession/Cultivation: Patients are allowed to possess a 30-day supply (amount to be
determined by the Commission). "Beginning June 1, 2016, the Commission
may issue the number of [dispensary] licenses necessary to meet the
demand for medical marijuana by qualifying patients and caregivers
issued identification cards."
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana:
"A qualifying patient or caregiver may obtain medical marijuana from
a grower’s facility or from a satellite facility of the grower."
Patient Registry Fee:
To be determined by the Commission during the rulemaking process