Maryland’s medical pot commission has now granted preliminary approval to 102 dispensaries to sell medically prescribed marijuana. Officials on Friday released the names of all those selected for preliminary licenses, and nearly a dozen of them are in Baltimore City.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission agreed to grant up to two dispensary licenses per legislative district, though that cap didn’t include dispensary licenses also awarded to pre-licensed growers or processors. Six senatorial districts have Baltimore City in their borders, though one of them, District 44, straddles land in Baltimore City and County. The way it worked out, Baltimore City has 11 pre-licensed dispensaries set to open. Here are their names, by district:
Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC
WadeWomen LLC-Dr. Dot’s
H&G Maryland LLC
Blair Wellness Center
Medical Products and Services Inc.
Charm City Relief Partners LLC
Pure Life Medical Inc.
Doctor’s Order Maryland*
*Also a pre-licensed grower.
It’s noteworthy that the commission granted only one license in District 41, which is concentrated in Northwest and far West Baltimore, but gave out a total of three licenses in District 46 in Southeast Baltimore, since a marijuana grower called “Doctors Orders LLC” set to open there also received a dispensary license. Doctors Orders happens to be tied to Del. Dan Morhaim, who is facing a legislative ethics hearing due to previously having not divulged he is listed as the business’ clinical director to his legislative colleagues.