​Committee Meetings

Policy Committee Meeting
July 15, 2021, 2:00 PM

The July 15th Policy Committee meeting will be held online. Registration for the Policy Committee Meeting is free at the following link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

The Commission is accepting public comment on the following regulatory proposals:
  1. Compassionate Use Fund
  2. Medical Cannabis License as Collateral for a Loan
  3. Clinical Director Requirements
  4. Mandatory Reporting
  5. Transfer of Ownership Interest
Written comments on the above items should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 13th. In addition, any individual interested in providing oral comments on the proposals outlined should email maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 13th in order to register.


Policy Committee Meeting
May 17, 2021, 2:00 PM

The May 17th Policy Committee meeting will be held online. Registration for the Policy Committee Meeting is free at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

The Commission is accepting public comment on the following regulatory proposals:
  1. Compassionate Use Fund
  2. Medical Cannabis License as Collateral for a Loan
  3. Clinical Director Requirements
  4. Patient ID Card Requirements​
  5. Mandatory Reporting​
The Commission is seeking public comment on the following:
The Commission is aware that certain clinical directors may be charging dispensaries on a per-patient basis, in addition to significant monthly fees. The Commission has concerns about compensation arrangements that may discourage patients or dispensaries from engaging with a clinical director due to exorbitant fees. Therefore, the Commission is requesting feedback from stakeholders on existing fee or payment structures and any suggestions how to address barriers patients may face in engaging with clinical directors.

Written comment on the above items should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 14. Due to the fact that the meeting will be held remotely, the Commission is not able to offer the opportunity for the public to present oral remarks.



Finance Committee Meeting
December 2, 2020, 12:00 pm​

A recording of this meeting may be viewed by completing the registration found here​.

 

Policy Committee Meeting

December 1, 2020, 1:00 pm

The December 1st Policy Committee meeting will be held online. Registration for the meeting is free at the following link: 

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
 

 
Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, November 30. In addition, any individual interested in providing oral comments on the topics outlined should email maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​ by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, November 30 
in order to register.

 
 

Policy Committee Meeting
October 27, 2020, 2:00 pM 

Please register for the meeting by October 27, 2020, at 2:00 pm, at the following link: 
 
Registration is free. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. 

 
The Commission is accepting public comment on the following:

 
Any individual interested in providing oral or written comments on the above topics should email maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, October 23 in order to register. 

 
On July 30, 2020, Policy Committee Meeting, the Commission accepted public comment on the draft fine schedule. The Commission's responses to the comments received are available here: 

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
September 24, 2020, 2:00 pm​​

Please register for MMCC Policy Committee Meeting on Sep 24, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT at:
 ​
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.​

 
The Commission is accepting public comment on the following:

 
Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​ by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September  22, 2020. Due to the fact that the meeting will be held remotely, the Commission is not able to offer the opportunity for the public to present oral remarks.

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
July 30, 2020, 2:00 pm​

The July 30th Policy Committee meeting will be held online. Registration for the meeting is free at the following link:
 ​
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

 

 
Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 PM EST on Monday, July 27. In addition, any individual interested in providing oral comments on the topics outlined should email maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​ by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, July 24 in order to register. 

 

 
Policy Committee Meeting

May 27, 2020, 2:00 pm​

The May 27th Policy Committee meeting will be held online. Registration for the meeting is free at the following link: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

 
The Commission is accepting public comment on the following regulatory proposals:
Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​ by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2020. Due to the fact that the meeting will be held remotely, the Commission is not able to offer the opportunity for the public to present oral remarks. 

 

 

Finance Committee Meeting
May 20, 2020, 1:00 pm

The May 20th Finance Committee meeting will be held online. Registration for the meeting is free at the following link: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
​December 9, 2019, 12:00 pm

The Commission is accepting public comment on the following topics:

 
Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​ by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 6, 2019. Persons wishing to present oral remarks must sign in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Oral remarks are limited to two minutes per person.

 
Department of Legislative Services Building
Joint Hearing Room
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

 


August 27, 2019, 1:00 pm

The Commission is accepting public comment on the following topics:

 
Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​ by 4:00 PM on Monday, August 26. Persons wishing to present oral remarks must sign in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Oral remarks are limited to two minutes per person.

 
Department of Legislative Services Building
Joint Hearing Room
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

 

 

June 18, 2019,1:00 pm

The Commission is accepting public comment on the subjects of academic research institutions​, advertising​, enforcement and inspections​, and medical cannabis licensing​​. Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 17. Persons wishing to present oral remarks must sign in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Oral remarks are limited to three minutes per person.

 
Department of Legislative Services Building
Joint Hearing Room
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

 

Finance Committee Meeting
June 10, 2019, 11:00 am (VIA CONFERENCE CALL)

Audio Minutes

 
This meeting will be conducted via conference call: To dial in and listen to the meeting, dial 1-504-517-1385, enter Access Code 955926. Callers will be able to listen, but will not be able to comment. A portion of the meeting may be closed to receive advice of counsel.​

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
January 8, 2019, 1:00 pm

University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Ceremonial Moot Court Room Auditorium
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

 

 
The Commission is accepting public comment on the subjects of ownership and management agreements and clinical director responsibilities​. Written comment should be submitted to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00 PM on Monday, January 7. Persons wishing to present oral remarks must sign in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Oral remarks are limited to three minutes per person.

 

 

Finance Committee Meeting
November 01, 2018, 11:00 am

Department of Legislative Services Building
Joint Hearing Room
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Public comment:The Commission is accepting public comment on the subject of preferred fee structures and mechanisms to be implemented by the Commission to finance a Compassionate Use Fund, as required by the Health General Article §13-3303.1(c)(ii).  Written comment should be sent to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov, by 5:00 pm, October 30, 2018. Persons wishing to present oral remarks must sign in 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Oral remarks are limited to three minutes.

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
September 25, 2018, 1:00 pm


 
Oral comments are limited to three minutes each, and speakers must sign up 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments must submit them by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 21, 2018.

 
The commission is accepting written comment on the proposed advertising regulations until 5 PM on Friday, October 5. Written comments will be compiled and shared with Commissioners for their review. Written comments should be submitted to reporting.mmcc@maryland.gov.

 
The advertising proposal may be viewed on the MMCC website at https://mmcc.maryland.gov/Documents/AdvertisingRestrictionsProposalSeptember252018.pdf.

 
The proposed draft does not prohibit internet or social media advertising, but instead requires licensees to enable the existing website and app platform options/settings that create "age-gates" or age-verification processes to ensure minors do not access their account or site. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. all have options for restricting minors from accessing content that a user can enable, as is frequently the case for accounts hosted by alcohol and tobacco companies.​

 
University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Ceremonial Moot Court Room Auditorium
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

 

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
June 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Winchester Hall - 1st Floor Meeting Room
12 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701


 

 
Oral comments are limited to three minutes each and speakers must sign up 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments must submit them by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 22, 2018. Comments should be sent to Mary-jo Mather at maryjo.mather@maryland.gov.

 
There will be no streaming at this meeting. A portion of the meeting may be closed.

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
May 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

Harford County Council Chambers
212S. Bond Street - First Floor
Bel Air, MD 21014

 

 
Oral comments are limited to 3 minutes each, and speakers must sign up 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments must submit them by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Comments should be sent to Mary-jo Mather at maryjo.mather@maryland.gov.

 

 

Finance Committee Meeting
May 17, 2018, 1:00pm

Department of Legislative Services Building
Joint Hearing Room
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

 
Minutes

 
Public Comment:  The Agenda lists topics for public comment. Individuals must submit written comments by Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by 5:00 pm to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov.  Individuals offering in-person comment must sign in by 12:30 pm on May 17, 2018 at the Joint Hearing Room. Oral comments are limited to three minutes.

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
April 16, 2018, 10:00 am

Maryland Health Care Commission
4160 Patterson Avenue
Conference Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21212

 
Agenda

 
Streaming:  To stream the meeting, call (701) 801-1211, and then enter Access Code 324-887-323, followed by the STAR button.  Callers will be able to listen in, but will not be able to comment.

 
Public Comment:  The Commission welcomes public comment on the topics listed in the Policy Committee’s Proposed COMAR Amendments​. Individuals who wish to provide oral remarks must sign in by 9:30 am. Oral comment is limited to 3 minutes. Please submit written comments to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 5:00pm on Friday, April 13, 2018.

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
March 12, 2018, 10:00 am

Maryland Health Care Commission
4160 Patterson Avenue
Conference Room 100
Baltimore, MD  21215

 

 
Oral comments are limited to three minutes each, speakers must sign up 30-minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments must submit them to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 9th, 2018.

 
To stream the meeting, call Conference Call Number (701) 801-1211, and then enter Access Code 324-887-323 followed by the STAR button. Callers will be able to listen in, but will not be able to comment. 

 

 

Policy Committee Meeting
December 14, 2017, 12:30 pm

Department of Legislative Services Building
90 State Circle, First Floor Joint Hearing Room
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

 
To continue discussing changes to the regulations, including the topics of out-of-state patients; definitions of standards for individuals and entities for registration and licensing; and retention sample storage and stability testing; disposal of green waste; and revocation of licenses and registration. A portion of the meeting may be closed.

 

 

October 23, 2017, 11:00 am

Joint Hearing Room
Department of Legislative Services Building
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

 
Streaming: Please follow the instructions for streaming meetings at the Joint Hearing Room from the previous meeting notice.

 
To discuss proposed revisions to the regulations, including the topics of out-of-state patients; definitions of standards for individuals and entities for registration and licensing; and retention sample storage and stability testing; disposal of green waste; and revocation of licenses and registration.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 1:00 pm

Joint Hearing Room
Department of Legislative Services Building
90 State Circle, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

 

 
Comments: The Commission would like any interested parties to provide either verbal or written comments on the topics above. All persons wishing to comment must send a written version of their comments, even if commenting in person, to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov, by the close of business, Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Comments already submitted for the September 27, 2017 meeting do not need to be submitted again. Oral remarks must be limited to three (3) minutes.
Individuals hoping to speak in person must sign in by 12:30 pm at the Joint Hearing Room.

 
Purpose:  Continuation of discussion on proposed revised regulations

 

 

 

September 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

Winchester Hall
1st Floor Meeting Room
12 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland  21701

 
Comments:  There will be no opportunity for either oral or written comments at this meeting.
Purpose:  to discuss proposed revised regulations

 

 

 

May 22, 2017, 1:00 pm

Health Care Commission Conference Room
4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore MD  21215

 
Written Comments:  Please submit written comments by 4:00 pm, May 19, 2017.  Comments should be sent to maryjo.mather@maryland.gov​

 
Comments in Person:  To provide verbal comment at the meeting, please sign up as a speaker by 12:30 pm at the meeting location.  COMMENTS ARE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTE PRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE REGULATIONS ONLY.


 
The proposed regulations can be found here.
COMAR Proposed Revisions Chapters 1-7

 

Prior Meetings​​​


 
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