In 2014, Maryland passed its current medical marijuana law, greatly liberalizing access and establishing a licensing system for growers, processors and dispensaries. Last fall, applications for the coveted licenses far exceeded expectations, and review of the applications has been delayed for months.
The preliminary winners of lucrative licenses to grow and process medical marijuana in Maryland will be announced Monday, more than a week after a state commission selected the highest-ranked applications.
Maryland’s medical cannabis commission picked winners Aug. 5. But since all identifying information about the applicants was redacted, applicants and the public will learn now the identity of the preliminary winners.
The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission will ultimately grant final approval to 15 growers and 15 processors to receive preliminary approval. More processors are expected to be approved at a later date, as are applicants for dispensary licenses.
It’s 4:20 somewhere, amirite?