Almost 100 cannabis dispensaries throughout the state of Maryland will be able to sell marijuana to all adults over age 21 starting Saturday.
The long-awaited day is expected to bring floods of customers to the state’s converted dispensaries, which are medical marijuana retailers that have elected to convert their license for adult-use cannabis sales.
In Baltimore, the 10 medical cannabis dispensaries whose licenses will convert to allow recreational sales on Saturday skew white in their ownership and are largely in predominantly white neighborhoods. A round of new licenses to be issued by Jan. 1 will all go to social equity applicants, defined as people who have lived in or attended school in areas “disproportionately impacted” by decades of laws criminalizing cannabis possession.
Starting Saturday, adults may possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower, 12 grams of concentrated cannabis, or a total amount of cannabis products that does not exceed 750mg of THC, the compound that gives marijuana its high. The “personal use amount” is also the maximum limit a person can buy at a dispensary. Cannabis products will carry a 9% sales tax.
The following is a list of medical marijuana dispensaries that converted their license through the Maryland Cannabis Administration to sell