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Law and Regulations

Compilation of Medical Cannabis Laws:

Maryland Medical Cannabis Laws; Updated September 2015  (Corrected)

Final Medical Cannabis Regulations:

To read the complete set of promulgated regulations, which became effective on September 14, 2015, go to the Division of State Documents website. The Natalie LaPrade Medical Commission regulations are in Subtitle 62.


On April 22, 2015, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission met to further consider regulations to implement the medical Cannabis law. The Commission withdrew from further consideration the draft regulations that were published in the Maryland Register on January 23, 2015 (Volume 42 - Issue 2 - Pages 214-244). That draft, completed by the Commission before the General Assembly considered H.B. 490, was also the basis for the submission of comments received from 57 members of the public.

The Commission carefully considered the public comments, the further comments on a proposed revised draft posted on the Commission website on March 20, 2015, and the text and objectives of the General Assembly in enacting H.B. 490. The Commission then adopted a new draft regulation to forward to the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, posted on the Commission website, dated April 22, 2015. These regulations will be subject to the standard regulatory review process of consideration by the Secretary, the Attorney General and the Joint Committee on Legislative, Executive and Administrative Review (AELR).


Senate Bill 923 and House Bill 881
Senate Bill 923 and House Bill 881, signed into law by Governor O’Malley on April 14, 2014, will significantly change the medical marijuana program being implemented by the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission.  The Commission is in the process of promulgating regulations to implement these changes. All information regarding the program will be placed on this website as it becomes available. 
Senate Bill 923 and House Bill 881

Proposed Regulations issued January 23, 2015 (Volume 42 - Issue 2 - Pages 214-244)
Proposed regulations were published in the Maryland Register on Friday, January 23, 2105
Proposed Regulations issued January 23, 2015


Draft Regulations:

“At the November 13, 2014 meeting of the Medical Marijuana Commission the Commissioners approved the following draft regulations.  These regulations now begin the formal promulgation process.  During this process there will be an opportunity for formal public comment. All information regarding the formal comment period will listed in the Maryland Register.  Please note, while the Commission appreciates receiving your comments, any comments made directly to the Medical Marijuana Commission will not be considered part of the “formal comment” period.

Information about the Formal Comment period will be listed on this website. 

If you have any questions, please email the commission at: dhmh.medicalmarijuanacommission@maryland.gov.

DRAFT Medical Marijuana Commission Regulations adopted 11/13/2014



Draft Regulations 10/30/2014

Proposed Fees 9/23/2014

Full Draft for Informal Public Comment 9/9/2014
Full Draft for Informal Public Comment 8/14/2014

Informal Draft Application for Grower's License
Informal Draft Certifying Physicians


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Last Updated: 1/20/2017