Disclaimer - While MedChi does not have a position on medical cannabis, we recognize that some members have decided to recommend cannabis to treat patients in the course of their practice. We recognize that cannabis is a complex and contentious issue and we make no assurances or warranties regarding the below practices of cannabis as a medical tool.
Updates from February 17, 2021
Maryland State has created a portal to house the state’s licenses, permits, applications, and registrations across numerous state agencies. The portal is called OneStop, and it is a resource for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) registered patients, caregivers, providers, and businesses to manage their documents on a central hub. As a MMCC registered Provider, you will need to have access to the OneStop system with an entity type of account in order to view registered patients, certify patients, and revoke patients.
To read more about OneStop, or for instructions on how to set up a OneStop account, please click here.
Updates from April 24, 2019
Effective October 1, 2019, the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Cannabis Commission will be updated in accordance with House Bill 2 which was signed into legislation in 2018. This legislation changes the makeup of the Commission and revises the requirements for membership. A copy of the Bill is attached here for reference.
The Governor's Appointments Office is accepting applications for the following Commission seats (effective 10/1/19):
- Two licensed non-certified providers who are physicians, dentists, podiatrist, nurse practitioners or nurse midwives.
- One nurse or other health care provider experience in hospice, nominated by a State hospice trade association.
- One pharmacist licensed in the State, nominated by a State research institution or trade association; and
- One scientist who has experience in the science of cannabis, nominated by a State research institution
- Four members with substantial experience:
The attached document includes important information on additional requirements for applicants, the Commission's duties, time commitment, and other relevant information. This information should be thoroughly reviewed by interested individuals prior to submission of an application.
Interested applicants must submit a formal application by June 30, 2019 by clicking here.
Update from January 4, 2018
Today the Justice Department repealed the Cole Memo that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. MedChi is reviewing the information and will provide what, if any, guidance to our members.
On January 4th, AG Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo and allow federal prosecutors decide how to enforce the federal law, even in the states that have legalized cannabis. It is unclear how this will affect Maryland, as Maryland recently legalized medicinal cannabis