Baltimore’s medical marijuana industry is close to kicking off—A state panel on Tuesday hashed out more of the nitty-gritty details to create a medical marijuana industry from scratch, but some key points remained unresolved as the commission nears a deadline next week.
Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Commission plans to release Wednesday a second draft of regulations to create the program. Those 81-pages of rules have been reshaped after the first draft came under fire at a public hearing last month. Among the many changes in the new draft: removing a provision that would have effectively outlawed a grower or dispensary operation within Baltimore city limits.
The panel also decided to create a digital registry of medical marijuana patients to help assure that the drug is distributed only to eligible customers. It also tweaked the rules about how patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can get access to the drug.
Missing from the revisions, however, are details about how much patients and distributors will pay to take part in the program. The legislature passed a medical marijuana law this year that allows for up to 15 growers and about 100 dispensaries across the state. It is up to the medical marijuana commission to decide how to implement the law.
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