Commission reminds dispensary owners to file $4,000 Stage 2 fee only once

Agency processing refunds for licensees who have mistakenly re-paid startup cost

Linthicum, MD (December 7, 2017) – The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is reminding dispensary owners to file the Stage 2 fee of $4,000 only once. Some have been unnecessarily re-paying that fee when paying the annual $40,000 fee for dispensary owners.

The $4,000 fee is to be paid only when a dispensary applicant is initially at the Stage 2 phase of pursuing licensure. The $40,000 fee is the only annual fee for a dispensary owner to pay to the Commission.

Those who have overpaid will receive a refund from the Commission. Eight refunds are in process. There are 10 fully licensed dispensaries, and there are 92 pre-approved dispensaries pursuing full licensure.

Any dispensary owner who has overpaid should contact the Administrator Officer Adam Weber at the Commission at


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.