July 1, 2023- Existing Maryland medical cannabis businesses who chose to convert will be authorized to cultivate, manufacture, or dispense cannabis or cannabis products for consumers 21 years of age or older.
September 1, 2023 - The Office of Social Equity announced eligibility criteria for the upcoming licensing round: ose.maryland.gov
September 8, 2023 - The Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA) announces the following licenses available for Round 1:
For standard licenses:
- 16 grower licenses
- 32 processor licenses
- 75 dispensary licenses
For micro licenses:
- 24 grower licenses
- 24 processor licenses
- 8 dispensary licenses
September 8 - November 7, 2023 - The Social Equity Verification portal is open for a period of 60-days for individuals to confirm their eligibility as a social equity applicant prior to the application round.
November 13 - December 12, 2023 - 30-day license application period for standard and micro grower, processor, and dispensary licenses.
On or before January 1, 2024 - MCA begins to conduct a lottery of passed applications.