Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of 102 Dispensary entities who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals from a total of 811 applications submitted for up to 109 available licenses statewide.
This marks the conclusion of this phase of the Grower, Processor, and Dispensary application process. Each pre-awardee has 365 days from date of pre-approval to implement their operations.
Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission stated, “These qualified entities will be on the front line providing medical cannabis to qualified patients in Maryland. They will have a tremendous responsibility in serving the legitimate needs of those patients that seek medical treatment.”
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s Executive Director, Patrick Jameson stated, “These dispensaries will be the new face of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland, once final licenses are issued. The Commission has an expectation that these dispensaries will operate in an extremely professional manner. Professional business operations will provide reassurance to the general public that these companies will have a positive impact on their communities. The Commission will tightly regulate these dispensaries and looks forward to a productive working relationship with their management and staff.”
Pursuant to COMAR requirements, the Commission was tasked to recommend pre-approval of up to two licensed Dispensaries per Senatorial District, other than the number of licensed grower dispensary facilities located in the Senatorial District. The full Commission voted unanimously on 92 Dispensary applications for pre-approvals, as well as 10 pre-approvals associated with pre-approved Growers, for a total of 102. Two Senatorial Districts had only 1 pre-approval for those Districts and the remaining Districts were awarded 2 pre-approvals. By
legislative mandate, an applicant is only permitted to have an interest in one license in the State of Maryland.
All 10 Grower pre-awardees who submitted a separate Dispensary application were awarded a Dispensary pre-approval. Each Grower-associated Dispensary application was evaluated and scored on its own separate merit, as with the remaining 92 pre-approvals.
MMCC commissioned the Regional Economic Studies Institute (“RESI”), a division of Towson University, to coordinate the review of the Dispensary applications by subject matter experts and to utilize the same process as used for the Grower and Processor applications, including compiling the scores and application rankings. The Commissioners reviewed blinded applications which were redacted as to the applicant names, entity names, and locations, and used a Nobel Prize winning mathematical algorithm, most famously used by the “National Resident Matching Program”, to place applicants into Senatorial Districts, using both the applicant’s score and District preferences. All applicants, including those who did not receive pre-approvals, were notified today as to the status of their application via email and US mail.
The pre-approved Dispensary entities will continue on to Stage Two of the approval process, which will include undergoing criminal background investigations, financial due diligence, and compliance inspections by the MMCC, as well as completing regulatory requirements, raising capital, securing local zoning approvals, and construction of facilities. The Commissioners will vote for licensure in a public meeting once compliance with the regulatory requirements is complete.
The alphabetical list of entities, with their Districts, appears below:
Entity Name; District
Advanced Alternative Therapies LLC
AGG Wellness LLC
Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Alternative Medicine Maryland LLC
AmediCanna Dispensary LLC
B1 Earthgroup Inc.
Bethesda Biomedical Inc.
Blair Wellness Center LLC
Bloomworks Wellness LLC
Blu Pharms LLC
Blue Mountain LLC
Blue Ridge Wellness LLC
Budding Rose LLC
CannaPharmacy Maryland LLC
Cannavations MD LLC
Charm City Medicus LLC
Charm City Relief Partners LLC
Chesapeake Alternatives LLC
Chesapeake Health Sciences
Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC
Columbia Care MD LLC
Compassionate Herbal Alternatives Inc.
DLD Enterprises Inc
Euphoria Wellness Maryland LLC
Evolution Wellness LLC
Farmalogics Health & Wellness LLC
Four Green Fields LLC
Freestate Partners LLC
G&J Pharmaceuticals LLC
GreenMart of Maryland
GTI Maryland LLC
H&G Maryland LLC
Hippocratic Growth LLC
Jenny’s of Maryland I LLC
Jova Wellness Center
K&R Holdings Inc.
LMS Wellness BLLC
Maryland Alternative Relief Inc.
Maryland Earthworks Inc.
Maryland Health & Wellness Inc.
Maryland Medical Cannabis Co. LLC (M2C2 HerbaFi)
Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions LLC
Maryland Physician Partners LLC
Maryland Wellness Access LLC
MCNA Wellness LLC
Medical Products and Services Inc.
Metropolitan Medicinals LLC
Mission Maryland LLC
Nature Care & Wellness LLC
OC Botanicals LLC
Our Community Wellness & Compassionate Care Center Inc.
PalliaTech Maryland LLC
Peake ReLeaf LLC
Peninsula Alternative Health LLC
Positive Energy LLC
Premium Medicine of Maryland LLC
Pure Hana Synergy LLC
Pure Life Medical Inc.
Revolution Maryland Retail LLC
Southern Maryland Relief LLC
The Apothecary LLC
The SENTEL Group LLC
Three Creeks Dispensary
Time for Healing LLC
Town Center Wellness LLC
Trilogy Wellness of Maryland LLC
WadeWomen LLC-Dr. Dot’s
Wellness Institute of Maryland
Pre-Approved Growers Granted Dispensary Pre-Approvals:
Curio Dispensary BC LLC
Doctors Orders Maryland LLC
Freestate Wellness LLC
Harvest of Maryland
HMS Health LLC
Holistic Industries LLC
Kind Therapeutics USA LLC
Maryland Compassionate Care & Wellness LLC
Temescal Wellness of Maryland LLC
SENATORIAL DISTRICTS IN MARYLAND*
DISTRICT 1 (Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties) DISTRICT 2 (Washington County) DISTRICT 3 (Frederick County) DISTRICT 4 (Carroll & Frederick Counties) DISTRICT 5 (Carroll County) DISTRICT 6 (Baltimore County) DISTRICT 7 (Baltimore County & Harford County) DISTRICT 8 (Baltimore County) DISTRICT 9 (Carroll & Howard Counties) DISTRICT 10 (Baltimore County) DISTRICT 11 (Baltimore County) DISTRICT 12 (Baltimore County & Howard County) DISTRICT 13 (Howard County) DISTRICT 14 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 15 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 16 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 17 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 18 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 19 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 20 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 21 (Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties) DISTRICT 22 (Prince George’s County) DISTRICT 23 (Prince George’s County) DISTRICT 24 (Prince George’s County) DISTRICT 25 (Prince George’s County) DISTRICT 26 (Prince George’s County) DISTRICT 27 (Calvert, Charles & Prince George’s Counties) DISTRICT 28 (Charles County) DISTRICT 29 (Calvert & St. Mary’s Counties) DISTRICT 30 (Anne Arundel County) DISTRICT 31 (Anne Arundel County) DISTRICT 32 (Anne Arundel County) DISTRICT 33 (Anne Arundel County) DISTRICT 34 (Harford County) DISTRICT 35 (Cecil & Harford Counties) DISTRICT 36 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties) DISTRICT 37 (Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties) DISTRICT 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties) DISTRICT 39 (Montgomery County) DISTRICT 40 (Baltimore City) DISTRICT 41 (Baltimore City) DISTRICT 42 (Baltimore County) DISTRICT 43 (Baltimore City)
DISTRICT 44 (Baltimore City & Baltimore County) DISTRICT 45 (Baltimore City) DISTRICT 46 (Baltimore City) DISTRICT 47 (Prince George’s County)
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, dispensaries, processors, testing laboratories, caregivers and the general public.