Linthicum, MD (April 26, 2018) - The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (the Commission) is providing this bulletin to guide licensees on the proper procedures for processing agent identification cards, entering agents into Complia, and obtaining agent identification cards. This guidance applies to all employees or volunteers of a licensed grower, processor, or dispensary.
An agent must be registered with the Commission and obtain an agent badge before volunteering or working for a licensee
Licensed entities may begin to submit the prospective agent information stated below no sooner than 14 business days prior to entering the agent's information into Complia to volunteer or work for the licensee. This ensures the Commission receives accurate and up-to-date information from the agent, as required by COMAR 10.62. Required agent information includes (1) a State and FBI criminal history record check, including fingerprints ( copy of receipt/confirmation may be uploaded), and (2) a drug screen (results may be uploaded). These documents should be dated no more than 14 business days from the date the prospective agent was entered into Complia.
Temporary Agent Badge
Temporary Agent badges are emailed to the licensee's point of contact upon approval by the Commission. Permanent Agent badges are printed every Friday and mailed out the following week. Agent Badges must be obtained and displayed from the agents first day at work. No agent is permitted to work under a 'visitor' badge.
Drug screen results indicating a "DILUTED" sample will not be accepted. A prospective agent shall submit to additional drug screen(s) until the sample is appropriate and accepted by the testing facility.
Prospective agents possessing an out-of-state medical cannabis certification, including Washington, D.C., with a positive test for cannabis, shall provide to the Commission valid patient registration identification. Valid documentation may be uploaded in the section requiring a picture of the agent's valid photo identification.
Prospective agents with a positive drug screen for a prescription medication shall submit documentation supporting medical justification. Valid documentation may be uploaded in the section requiring a picture of the agent's valid photo identification.
The agent picture shall conform to the following requirements:
As soon as possible upon termination or departure, the licensee shall:
Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
849 International Drive, Suite 450
Linthicum, Mary land 21090
Attention: Fakiza Rahman, Director of Program Analytics and Quality Assurance
Requests for duplicate agent identification cards will not be accepted.
A replacement agent identification card requested for any reason is subject to a $100 fee.
Within five (5) business days of receiving approval from the Commission to change its business name, the licensee must apply for new agent identification cards under the new business name and pay the applicable replacement identification card fee.
All questions concerning Complia and the agent registration process should be directed to Fakiza Rahman, Director of Program Analytics and Quality Assurance at email@example.com. The Commission requests that licensees wait at least ten (10) business days following submission of a prospective agent's registration to contact the Commission concerning registration status.
Guidance for registering a licensed security guard company and personnel directly employed by a licensee will be forthcoming in a future bulletin.
This bulletin does not change, remove, or replace any existing regulations under COMAR 10.62.
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