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how to become a medical marijuana grower in maryland

How to become a medical marijuana grower in maryland

A: Unlike any other point-of-sale in the industry, Greenbits is fully integrated with Metrc. Full integration means that you never go into Metrc to receive a manifest, report an adjustment, ring a sale or close a package. We automate all of these activities. If you’re spending time in Metrc, you’re working hard, not smart.

A: Yes! Our real-time Metrc sync allows us to automatically track patient sales limits — ensuring you’re never overselling to a patient. We have your back when it comes to compliance.

Q: Is Greenbits integrated with Metrc?

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Q: Can Greenbits automatically track patient sales limits?

A: Distance isn’t a factor once you’re a part of the Greenbits family! Our support team boasts an average response time of 5 minutes or less during normal business hours, 7 days a week. Our amazing support staff also manages live chats and phone calls during the later hours of your business so that in the event of an emergency, you’ll never be left without the support you need to succeed.

​Yes. A person can be an owner in an entity that obtains a license for each class of activity, and therefore would be an agent for each licensee.​

​Yes; all growers in Maryland will be subject to inspection. ​

​The Commission will rely upon the zoning and planning approval issued by the local jurisdiction. The local jurisdiction will determine whether a zoning designation that permits agricultural production included production of medical cannabis. The applicant should take steps to assure that the local jurisdiction has interpreted its zoning code to mean that an agricultural production zoning designation includes production of medical cannabis. ​

Can a person with a particular skill be employed part-time by more than one grower, processor, or dispensary?

​No; the licensee must provide required agent ID cards to anyone transporting cannabis.​

A business may be registered to conduct business in the State of Maryland.  They may be either an out-of-state company which is establishing its Maryland existence, and its principal place of business may or may not be Maryland.  Alternatively, the business entity could be a “grass roots” company, meaning a business that was founded in Maryland and maintains its principal place of business in Maryland.  In either eventuality, a business entity may demonstrate its ability to conduct business in the State of Maryland by providing the following: 1) Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization; 2) Certificate of Status (also referred to as a Certificate of Good Standing); and 3) Identification of the Resident Agent.  ​

​A transportation agent is not required to hold a Maryland driver’s license.​

Regarding zoning and planning approvals, when do I need to provide them to the Commission as part of my license application?

​Yes; however, the agent would need to register multiple registrations at a charge of $200 per registration.​

​A resident is one who lives in Maryland.  A person may demonstrate Maryland residency by providing one or more of the following: 1) Most recent Maryland tax return; 2) Most recent Maryland property tax bill; 3) Local gas and electric bill that is no more than 4 months old; 5) Valid Maryland Driver’s license; or 6) Another record that corroborates the Maryland residency. 

How to become a medical marijuana grower in maryland

How do I purchase my card?
You must purchase your card AFTER you obtain your written certification from an approved provider. To purchase your card, sign in to your page on the MMCC website and click on the RENEW tab (NOT the ID Card tab). Once you have paid the $50 fee online, then you can click on the ID Card tab and print a temporary ID card. A permanent card will then be mailed to you.

What are the steps to legally obtain cannabis in Maryland?
Step 1: Register as a patient with MMCC
Step 2: Obtain a written certification from a provider registered with the Commission
Step 3: Purchase your MMCC ID card
Step 4: Visit a licensed Maryland dispensary

How long is a registration valid?
Registration with MMCC is valid for three years. (This is the date on your MMCC ID card).

Step 3: Purchase your MMCC ID card

Can applications be expedited?
There is a high volume of applications to be processed. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. In order to be fair to all patients seeking registration, MMCC cannot expedite the processing of an application for individuals that visit MMCC in person.

In order to make a purchase, the patient must present the written certification and MMCC patient ID card at the dispensary.

Where can a registered patient find an approved provider to obtain a written certification?
Once a patient has been approved by the MMCC, the next step is to obtain a written certification. To find an approved registered provider, visit the MMCC home page and click on Find a Provider. If the provider determines that the patient qualifies to purchase cannabis products, he will issue a written certification which is uploaded onto your MMCC page under the tab “Written Certifications”. Once issued, you have the option to print the certification at any time from the site. The written certification is valid for one year.

Step 1: Register as a patient/caregiver with MMCC

Your certification from the approved provider expires if not used to purchase cannabis at least once within 120-days of when certification was issued.

Where can a registered patient purchase legal medical cannabis?
A Maryland patient can only obtain legal medical cannabis from Maryland-licensed dispensaries. Review the list of Maryland dispensaries.