Maryland's Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin today with Over 100 Authorized Dispensaries
Maryland has officially started selling recreational cannabis on July 1st, with around 100 authorized dispensaries catering to adult customers. These dispensaries have converted their licenses from medical to recreational sales.
Adults aged 21 and above can possess limited amounts of cannabis products and purchase them from dispensaries, with a 9% sales tax applied. Maryland's move comes after more than five years of medical marijuana sales and sets it apart from neighboring states.
The state aims to issue more licenses in the future, focusing on equity for minority- and women-owned businesses. The launch of recreational sales presents a significant economic opportunity and may influence cannabis policies at both state and federal levels.