Commission Extends Administrative Hold on Out-of-State Patient Applicants

Bulletin: 2018- 002
Effective Date: February 16, 2018

Linthicum, MD (February 16, 2018) - On October 23, 2017, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission ("'Commission'') placed a 60-day administrative hold on all out-of-state patient applications. Effective December 14, 2017, the Commission extended the administrative hold on out-of-state patient applicants until further notice. As a result of this hold, out-of-state patient applications will not be reviewed at this time, and applicants who live outside the State may not access medical cannabis at Maryland licensed dispensaries.

The Commission continues to evaluate potential regulatory changes to the medical cannabis regulations, including the definition of "qualifying patient," and public comment received in response to these potential changes. The administrative hold on out-of-state patient applicants will continue until the Commission addresses any regulatory changes that may be needed to carry out the statutory language enacted in three Acts by the General Assembly between 2013 and 2015.

Please visit the Commission's website at for additional information. For patient inquiries, please contact or 1-844-421-2571.

This bulletin does not change, remove, or replace any existing regulations under COMAR 10.62.