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Apr. 14, 2014 – Maryland Becomes 21st State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Maryland becomes the 21st state to legalize medical marijuana when Governor Martin O’Malley signs House Bill 881 into law on Apr. 14, 2014.

The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are tasked with developing regulations for patient registry and identification cards, dispensary licensing, setting fees and possession limits, and more.

Conditions approved for use are cachexia, anorexia, or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, and severe or persistent muscle spasms.