MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2014
- Wasting Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
Patient Possession Limits
30-day supply. Edible forms of cannabis are not permitted.
Not at this time.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Not legal
HEMP: Legal since 2016
House Bill 443 permits the Department of Agriculture to authorize institutions of higher education to cultivate industrial hemp for academic research purposes. Members of the Senate voted 45 to zero in favor of the bill. Also establishes a license allowing individuals to plant, grow, harvest, possess, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp in Maryland. The law took effect October 1st, 2016.
Separate legislation enacted in 2018, HB 698, further expands the law to explicitly permit hemp grown under the program to be "sold, distributed, transported, marketed, or processed in the state or outside the state."