Medical Marijuana in Maryland
On May 10, 2011, Senate Bill 308 was signed into law and it removed criminal penalties and/or fines for residents who successfully raise an “affirmative defense” in court to establish that they possessed limited amounts (less than one (1) ounce) of marijuana for medical purposes. Medical cannabis can be used by patients for any condition that is severe, for which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms “reasonably can be expected to be relieved” by the medical use of Cannabis. A patient can posses no more than 120 grams — or approximately four ounces of medical marijuana, unless a physician makes a special determination that a patient needs more. Caregivers are only appointed by patients. If a patient selects you to be a caregiver, you must submit an application through the Commission’s website. Caregivers cannot care for more than five qualifying patients.
Visit the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission for more information.
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