Maryland Adult-Use Cannabis Plan Advances

The state of Maryland is one step closer to legalizing adult-use cannabis after the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) approved a plan to move forward with the program. The plan, which was unanimously approved by the commission, outlines the regulations for the sale, cultivation, and use of cannabis for adults 21 and over.

The plan includes a licensing system for cannabis businesses, including cultivation, processing, and retail operations. It also outlines the taxation and labeling requirements for cannabis products, as well as safety and quality control measures. Additionally, the plan requires cannabis businesses to comply with state and local laws, including zoning regulations.

The MMCC also approved a technology plan to ensure the safety and security of the cannabis industry. This includes the use of tracking systems to monitor the production, distribution, and sale of cannabis. The technology will also allow the state to track the movement of cannabis from cultivation to retail.

The tracking system will also be used to ensure that only licensed businesses are selling cannabis products and that they are not sold to minors. The technology will also enable the MMCC to monitor the production and sale of cannabis products to ensure they are free of contaminants and meet state standards.

The MMCC is also considering the implementation of a seed-to-sale tracking system, which would provide more detailed information about the production and sale of cannabis. This system would allow the MMCC to monitor the production process from the seed to the final product, as well as track the movement of cannabis from cultivation to retail.

The MMCC is also looking into other technologies, such as biometrics, to help ensure the safety and security of the cannabis industry. Biometrics technology would allow the MMCC to verify the identity of cannabis consumers and ensure that only those 21 and over are purchasing cannabis products.

The MMCC’s plan for the legalization of adult-use cannabis is an important step forward for the state of Maryland. The plan outlines the regulations and technologies that will be necessary to ensure the safety and security of the cannabis industry. With the MMCC’s approval, the state is now one step closer to legalizing adult-use cannabis.