Maryland Pushes for Legal Marijuana – What This Means for Medical Patients

Legal marijuana in MD

What would cannabis legalization in Maryland mean for medical marijuana patients? This question is on many people’s minds in light of some recent reports.

Maryland lawmakers are considering marijuana legalization as part of the 2021 legislative session. State Delegate Jazz Lewis (D) has been working on a formal draft of what could become the state’s marijuana legalization bill, which includes a regulated recreational marketplace, expungement of past marijuana convictions, and the enactment of a social equity program that would reinvest in communities negatively impacted by the War on Drugs.

But there’s still the question of what it could mean for the state’s 100,000 registered medical marijuana patients.

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Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to Help Shape Medical Marijuana Policies Nationwide

MD commission to help shape national marijuana policies

Regulators from Maryland recently made headlines by co-founding the new Cannabis Regulators Association, a nationwide coalition of cannabis policymakers. This move could have huge ramifications for future cannabis policy—including medical marijuana policy—in the U.S.

Under the guidance of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), Maryland has been a national leader in medical marijuana policy since 2014, with the enactment of House Bill 881.

While the bill laid the groundwork for a formal medical marijuana program, the state has actually tolerated medicinal marijuana use since 2003, when the Darrell Putman Compassionate Use Act was signed to protect patients. As one of the first states to recognize and protect medicinal users, Maryland is in an excellent position to help shape nationwide policy.

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Can You Get Medical Marijuana for CRPS in Maryland?

Can you get medical marijuana for CRPS in Maryland

Do you live with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in the state of Maryland? If so, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card. While cannabis is a relatively novel treatment approach for CRPS, it may offer some degree of symptom relief without the side effects of common drugs.

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Can You Get Medical Marijuana for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Maryland?

Can you get medical marijuana for carpal tunnel syndrom in maryland

Maryland patients may have a new treatment option for carpal tunnel syndrome: medical marijuana. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) impacts over 8 million Americans every year, and it can be difficult to treat. Extreme measures like wrist-splinting and surgery aren’t always effective, and conventional medications only offer short-term relief—often with severe side effects. Some states are allowing sufferers to access medical marijuana as an alternative treatment, but what about Maryland?

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The Complete Maryland Medical Marijuana Caregiver Guide

The Complete Maryland Medical Marijuana Caregiver Guide

As a medical marijuana caregiver in Maryland, you’re tasked with the privilege of purchasing and handling medicinal cannabis on behalf of one or more patients. You can enter dispensaries throughout the state, purchase products, transport those products in your vehicle, and administer them to your patients. But it’s not as simple as just signing up to be a caregiver. Maryland, like most medical marijuana states, has specific rules and guidelines in place for caregivers. Read More

Can You Get Medical Marijuana for Insomnia in Maryland?

Can You Get Medical Marijuana for Insomnia in Maryland

If you live in Maryland and you suffer from chronic insomnia, you may find some relief in medical marijuana. Insomnia is a condition that affects two out of every five Americans, and the condition is severe for 10-15% of the population. Insomnia can affect your workplace performance, your memory, and your overall health, which is why more physicians are recommending cannabis to their patients. Not every state allows medical marijuana recommendations for insomnia, but what does Maryland say? Read More

Can You Get Fired for Medical Marijuana in Maryland?

Can You Get Fired for Medical Marijuana in Maryland

If you have a Maryland medical marijuana card, you can access cannabis without the threat of arrest—but that doesn’t mean you can’t get fired for using medical marijuana. If your employer imposes a workplace drug policy, you need to understand the potential ramifications of maintaining medical marijuana treatment. Read More

7 Key Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws Patients Must Know

Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws statue

There are several key Maryland medical marijuana laws every current and prospective patient must know. For instance, did you know that you can get into serious legal hot water for owning a gun as a medical cardholder? Or that your card-carrying status doesn’t protect you from disciplinary action at work? We’ve listed the most important laws that every patient in Maryland should be aware of.

The following represents just a basic overview of state laws and should not be interpreted as legal advice. Speak to an attorney if you have any questions about the laws as they pertain to your own patient status. Read More

Is CBD Legal in Maryland?

Is CBD Legal in Maryland

The question of whether CBD is legal in Maryland is one that many patients ask our doctors. More than a quarter of Americans say they’ve tried CBD and CBD stores are popping up across the nation. But given that this compound is derived from the cannabis plant, there’s still a lot of confusion about its legality—and the confusion is compounded by the fact that different states have different guidelines. So can you get in trouble for using CBD in Maryland? Read More

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Mental Health Disorders in Maryland?

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Mental Health Disorders in Maryland

If you live in Maryland and struggle with a mental health condition, you may have considered registering for the state’s medical marijuana program. But does medical marijuana actually work for these conditions? And which conditions qualify for the program? We’re here to bring some clarity. Read More

3 Easy Ways to Access Maryland Medical Marijuana During COVID-19

3 Easy Ways to Access Maryland Medical Marijuana During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, but there’s some good news for medical marijuana patients in Maryland. You no longer have to enter a crowded dispensary to acquire your medication. Because medical marijuana is an essential service, the state has introduced new measures that make it easier to access cannabis with less human exposure. Read More

Can You Get a Maryland Medical Marijuana Card for Parkinson’s Disease?

Doctor consults Parkinson's disease patient for Medical Marijuana in Maryland

If you’re a Maryland resident living with Parkinson’s disease, medical marijuana may provide you with some symptom relief and improve your quality of life. There has been some confusion as to whether Parkinson’s patients qualify for medical marijuana in Maryland, as the state doesn’t explicitly list the disease among its qualifying conditions. However, the language of the law does make it clear that most Parkinson’s sufferers are in fact eligible. Read More

Corona Virus Update for Our Patients

The health and well-being of our Patients, Staff, and Community is our highest priority. Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Green Health Docs will continue to deliver the highest level of care with the greatest level of precaution. Below are some of the precautionary measurements set in place at all of our clinics.

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Growing Cannabis: Why Allowing Home Cultivation Makes Sense

At the end of the day, cannabis is a plant. That’s it. Cannabis grows in the ground. It drinks water and nutrients. It absorbs sunlight and grows sticky flowers. In some states, like Missouri, medical marijuana patients are actually allowed to grow cannabis. But in others, like Ohio, New York, Oklahoma and Maryland, the laws are far more restricted and growing cannabis is considered illegal. If cannabis is simply a plant, though, why can’t patients grow it? The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team will take a dive into why states should reconsider their home cultivation laws.

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Maryland, New York & Oklahoma Add Telemedicine

Following the smashing success of Green Health’s telemedicine program in Missouri, Green Health Docs is pleased to announce that we have added three more states to our existing telemedicine program. We’ll break down what this means for patients.

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