Medical marijuana licensing process begins in Maryland

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English: Organic cannabis Indica purchased fro...
English: Organic cannabis Indica purchased from a Medical Cannabis dispensary per California Proposition 215/Amendment #420/ Health and Safety code 11362.5 and 11362.7 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now that medical marijuana has been legalized in Maryland, the state is frantically moving to regulate the system. Out of the 1,081 pot license applications received, 1,000 will be approved, according to the Denver Post.

Last week the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission said 811 of these applications came from prospective dispensaries, 146 were for grow operations and 124 applied to be processors. Each permit will be granted to a different business owner, because state regulation prevents anyone from obtaining two.

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The board will begin accepting applications in January, but they expect the process to take awhile due to the large number of applicants. To learn more about these licenses, check out the full story.