Maryland weed dispensaries have ‘high’ expectations ahead of recreational marijuana legalization – CBS Baltimore

Less than a mile from where Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed the bill legalizing recreational marijuana, employees at dispensary Goldleaf Annapolis are getting ready for Saturday.

On July 1, recreational use and sales will be legal in Maryland.

“It’s all something we’ve been anticipating for a very long time, but with that excitement, does come a little bit of anxiety,” said Clare McGuire, marketing manager at Goldleaf.

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Goldleaf Annapolis is one of the busiest dispensaries in the state.

McGuire said they currently serve about 1,000 medical cannabis patients a day.

But they expect those numbers to skyrocket come July 1 when recreational weed is legal in the state.

“Overnight, we’re about to see three to five times as many patients,” said Assistant General Manager Kayla Halwick said.

Halwick said there’s a lot to be done to get ready to welcome thousands of new clients, including bulk-ordering from their grower and expanding their space and their staff.

“There’s been talk in the market about maybe a shortage of products within the upcoming months, so definitely making sure we have enough products to last quite a while,” Halwick said.

 “A lot of preparation, a lot of hiring and a

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