​MMCC Licensee Guidance

Licensee Guidance​


Effective May 18, 2020, the Commission has adopted amendments to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 10, Subtitle 62. To assist licensees with understanding and complying with these new requirements the Commission developed the following guidance materials. 

A copy of the regulatory changes may be viewed here

If you have additional questions, please contact the Commission via email at enforcement.mmcc@maryland.gov or questions related to processors or independent labs issues at scientificsupport.mmcc@maryland.gov ​.


Ownership and Control of a Medical Cannabis License

Ownership and Control Requirements ​​​

The guidance document provides information on:

  • The process, requirements, and restrictions for the transfer of an ownership interest and/or control of a medical cannabis license; and
  • The required disclosures of ownership and control of a medical cannabis license. 


Hemp Acquisition

Acquisition of Hemp – FAQs

  • Pursuant to COMAR 10.62.22.03 and 10.62.28.03, licensed processors and dispensaries may obtain hemp from sources outside the seed-to-sale system (METRC) under certain circumstances. 
  • Additional information for obtaining hemp, as well as information on testing requirements, and the sale of CBD products can be found in the FAQs. 


Clinical Director

Clinical Director Guidance Document

The guidance document provides information on:

  • Who is eligible to serve as a clinical director;
  • The responsibilities of a clinical director; 
  • Clinical director reporting and training requirements; and 
  • The process to register as a clinical director. 

Advertising Guidelines and FAQs



The printed guidelines and FAQs provide information on advertisement requirements and restrictions for medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries, independent testing laboratories, certifying providers, ancillary businesses, and third-party vendors. 

Video Surveillance, Inventory Control, and Inspections

Guidance Document

The guidance document provides information on:
  • Video surveillance requirements for licensee premises;​
  • Theft and diversion reporting requirements; and
  • Requirements for inventory tracking and entry of sales data.