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Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission

The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission develops policies, procedures and regulations to implement programs that ensure medical cannabis is available to qualifying patients in a safe and effective manner. The Commission oversees all licensing, registration, inspection and testing measures pertaining to Maryland’s medical cannabis program and provides relevant program information to patients, physicians, growers, dispensers, processors, testing laboratories and caregivers.

 Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Announces

102 Dispensary License Pre-Approvals

 

Baltimore, MD (December 9, 2016) – The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of 102 Dispensary entities who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals from a total of 811 applications submitted for up to 109 available licenses statewide.  This marks the conclusion of this phase of the Grower, Processor, and Dispensary application process.  Each pre-awardee has 365 days from date of pre-approval to implement their operations.

Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission stated, “These qualified entities will be on the front line providing medical cannabis to qualified patients in Maryland. They will have a tremendous responsibility in serving the legitimate needs of those patients that seek medical treatment.”  

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s Executive Director, Patrick Jameson stated, “These dispensaries will be the new face of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland, once final licenses are issued. The Commission has an expectation that these dispensaries will operate in an extremely professional manner.  Professional business operations will provide reassurance to the general public that these companies will have a positive impact on their communities.  The Commission will tightly regulate these dispensaries and looks forward to a productive working relationship with their management and staff.”  


Pursuant to COMAR requirements, the Commission was tasked to recommend pre-approval of up to two licensed Dispensaries per Senatorial District, other than the number of licensed grower dispensary facilities located in the Senatorial District.  The full Commission voted unanimously on 92 Dispensary applications for pre-approvals, as well as 10 pre-approvals associated with pre-approved Growers, for a total of 102.  Two Senatorial Districts had only 1 pre-approval for those Districts and the remaining Districts were awarded 2 pre-approvals. By regulation, a party is only permitted to have an interest in one license in the State of Maryland.

All 10 Grower pre-awardees who submitted a separate Dispensary application were awarded a Dispensary pre-approval. Each Grower-associated Dispensary application was evaluated and scored on its own separate merit, as with the remaining 92 pre-approvals.

MMCC commissioned the Regional Economic Studies Institute (“RESI”), a division of Towson University, to coordinate the review of the Dispensary applications by subject matter experts and to utilize the same process as used for the Grower and Processor applications, including compiling the scores and application rankings.  The Commissioners reviewed blinded applications which were redacted as to the applicant names, entity names, and locations, and used a Nobel Prize winning mathematical algorithm, most famously used by the “National Resident Matching Program”, to place applicants into Senatorial Districts, using both the applicant’s score and District preferences.  All applicants, including those who did not receive pre-approvals, were notified today as to the status of their application via email and US mail.

The pre-approved Dispensary entities will continue on to Stage Two of the approval process, which will include undergoing criminal background investigations, financial due diligence, and compliance inspections by the MMCC, as well as completing regulatory requirements, raising capital, securing local zoning approvals, and construction of facilities. The Commissioners will vote for licensure in a public meeting once compliance with the regulatory requirements is complete. 

 

Entity Name                                                                   District

Advanced Alternative Therapies LLC

30

AGG Wellness LLC

42

Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary

1

Alternative Medicine Maryland LLC

32

AltPharm LLC

26

AmediCanna Dispensary LLC

12

B1 Earthgroup Inc.

14

Bethesda Biomedical Inc.

22

Blair Wellness Center LLC

43

Bloomworks Wellness LLC

3

Blu Pharms LLC

21

Blue Mountain LLC

34

Blue Ridge Wellness LLC

8

Budding Rose LLC

16

Cannabus LLC

15

CannaMD LLC

45

CannaPharmacy Maryland LLC

47

Cannavations MD LLC

11

Charm City Medicus LLC

6

Charm City Relief Partners LLC

44

Chesacanna Inc.

11

Chesapeake Alternatives LLC

16

Chesapeake Apothecary

28

Chesapeake Health Sciences

7

Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC

40

Columbia Care MD LLC

18

Compassionate Herbal Alternatives Inc.

25

CWS LLC

42

DLD Enterprises Inc

5

Durjaya LLC

33

Euphoria Wellness Maryland LLC

4

Evolution Wellness LLC

30

Farmalogics Health & Wellness LLC

9

Four Green Fields LLC

35

Freestate Partners LLC

13

G&J Pharmaceuticals LLC

29

Gina Dubbe

12

GPD LLC

32

GreenLabs Inc.

46

GreenMart of Maryland

6

GTI Maryland LLC

20

H&G Maryland LLC

41

Hallaway LLC

45

Herbiculture Inc.

14

Hippocratic Growth LLC

36

Jenny’s of Maryland I LLC

24

Jova Wellness Center

26

K&R Holdings Inc.

4

LinLar LLC

24

LMS Wellness BLLC

8

Maryland Alternative Relief Inc.

19

Maryland Earthworks Inc.

28

Maryland Health & Wellness Inc.

2

Maryland Medical Cannabis Co. LLC (M2C2 HerbaFi)

20

Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions LLC

31

Maryland Physician Partners LLC

31

Maryland Wellness Access LLC

13

MaryLeaf LLC

39

MCNA Wellness LLC

27

Medical Products and Services Inc.

43

Meshow LLC

7

Metropolitan Medicinals LLC

25

MGTM LLC

33

MI Dispensary

39

Mikran LLC

15

Mission Maryland LLC

44

MMRC

10

MyBond LLC

5

Nature Care & Wellness LLC

35

OC Botanicals LLC

38

Our Community Wellness & Compassionate Care Center Inc.

23

PalliaTech Maryland LLC

10

Peake ReLeaf LLC

17

Peninsula Alternative Health LLC

37

PharmaCann LLC

18

PharmKent LLC

36

Positive Energy LLC

38

Premium Medicine of Maryland LLC

19

Pure Hana Synergy LLC

21

Pure Life Medical Inc.

46

Revolution Maryland Retail LLC

34

Southern Maryland Relief LLC

29

Sugarloaf Enterprises

17

The Apothecary LLC

1

The SENTEL Group LLC

23

Three Creeks Dispensary

27

Tilstar LLC

37

Time for Healing LLC

22

Town Center Wellness LLC

47

Trilogy Wellness of Maryland LLC

9

WadeWomen LLC-Dr. Dot’s

40

Wellness Institute of Maryland

3

 

Pre-Approved Growers Granted Dispensary Pre-Approvals:

 

Curio Dispensary BC LLC

42

Doctors Orders Maryland LLC

46

Freestate Wellness LLC

13

Harvest of Maryland

16

HMS Health LLC

17

Holistic Industries LLC

18

Kind Therapeutics USA LLC

30

Maryland Compassionate Care & Wellness LLC

17

MaryMed LLC

21

Temescal Wellness of Maryland LLC

11

 

SENATORIAL DISTRICTS IN MARYLAND*

DISTRICT 1 (Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties)

DISTRICT 2 (Washington County)

DISTRICT 3 (Frederick County)

DISTRICT 4 (Carroll & Frederick Counties)

DISTRICT 5 (Carroll County)

DISTRICT 6 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 7 (Baltimore County & Harford County)

DISTRICT 8 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 9 (Carroll & Howard Counties)

DISTRICT 10 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 11 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 12 (Baltimore County & Howard County)

DISTRICT 13 (Howard County)

DISTRICT 14 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 15 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 16 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 17 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 18 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 19 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 20 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 21 (Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties)

DISTRICT 22 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 23 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 24 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 25 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 26 (Prince George's County)

DISTRICT 27 (Calvert, Charles & Prince George's Counties)

DISTRICT 28 (Charles County)

DISTRICT 29 (Calvert & St. Mary's Counties)

DISTRICT 30 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 31 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 32 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 33 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 34 (Harford County)

DISTRICT 35 (Cecil & Harford Counties)

DISTRICT 36 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties)

DISTRICT 37 (Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties)

DISTRICT 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)

DISTRICT 39 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 40 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 41 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 42 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 43 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 44 (Baltimore City & Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 45 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 46 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 47 (Prince George's County) 

*http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/05sen/html/sendist.html


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