Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Announces 102 Dispensary License Pre-Approvals

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MMCC Timeline and Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Announces Grower and Processor License Pre-Approvals

BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 09, 2016/Weed Wire/ — The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of 102 Dispensary entities who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals from a total of 811 applications submitted for up to 109 available licenses statewide.  This marks the conclusion of this phase of the Grower, Processor, and Dispensary application process.  Each pre-awardee has 365 days from date of pre-approval to implement their operations.

Dr. Paul W. Davies, Chairman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission stated, “These qualified entities will be on the front line providing medical cannabis to qualified patients in Maryland. They will have a tremendous responsibility in serving the legitimate needs of those patients that seek medical treatment.”

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s Executive Director, Patrick Jameson stated, “These dispensaries will be the new face of the medical cannabis industry in Maryland, once final licenses are issued. The Commission has an expectation that these dispensaries will operate in an extremely professional manner.  Professional business operations will provide reassurance to the general public that these companies will have a positive impact on their communities.  The Commission will tightly regulate these dispensaries and looks forward to a productive working relationship with their management and staff.”

Pursuant to COMAR requirements, the Commission was tasked to recommend pre-approval of up to two licensed Dispensaries per Senatorial District, other than the number of licensed grower dispensary facilities located in the Senatorial District.  The full Commission voted unanimously on 92 Dispensary applications for pre-approvals, as well as 10 pre-approvals associated with pre-approved Growers, for a total of 102.  Two Senatorial Districts had only 1 pre-approval for those Districts and the remaining Districts were awarded 2 pre-approvals. By regulation, a party is only permitted to have an interest in one license in the State of Maryland.

All 10 Grower pre-awardees who submitted a separate Dispensary application were awarded a Dispensary pre-approval. Each Grower-associated Dispensary application was evaluated and scored on its own separate merit, as with the remaining 92 pre-approvals.

MMCC commissioned the Regional Economic Studies Institute (“RESI”), a division of Towson University, to coordinate the review of the Dispensary applications by subject matter experts and to utilize the same process as used for the Grower and Processor applications, including compiling the scores and application rankings.  The Commissioners reviewed blinded applications which were redacted as to the applicant names, entity names, and locations, and used a Nobel Prize winning mathematical algorithm, most famously used by the “National Resident Matching Program”, to place applicants into Senatorial Districts, using both the applicant’s score and District preferences.  All applicants, including those who did not receive pre-approvals, were notified today as to the status of their application via email and US mail.

The pre-approved Dispensary entities will continue on to Stage Two of the approval process, which will include undergoing criminal background investigations, financial due diligence, and compliance inspections by the MMCC, as well as completing regulatory requirements, raising capital, securing local zoning approvals, and construction of facilities. The Commissioners will vote for licensure in a public meeting once compliance with the regulatory requirements is complete.

 

Entity Name                                                                   District

Advanced Alternative Therapies LLC 30
AGG Wellness LLC 42
Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary 1
Alternative Medicine Maryland LLC 32
AltPharm LLC 26
AmediCanna Dispensary LLC 12
B1 Earthgroup Inc. 14
Bethesda Biomedical Inc. 22
Blair Wellness Center LLC 43
Bloomworks Wellness LLC 3
Blu Pharms LLC 21
Blue Mountain LLC 34
Blue Ridge Wellness LLC 8
Budding Rose LLC 16
Cannabus LLC 15
CannaMD LLC 45
CannaPharmacy Maryland LLC 47
Cannavations MD LLC 11
Charm City Medicus LLC 6
Charm City Relief Partners LLC 44
Chesacanna Inc. 11
Chesapeake Alternatives LLC 16
Chesapeake Apothecary 28
Chesapeake Health Sciences 7
Chesapeake Integrated Health Institute LLC 40
Columbia Care MD LLC 18
Compassionate Herbal Alternatives Inc. 25
CWS LLC 42
DLD Enterprises Inc 5
Durjaya LLC 33
Euphoria Wellness Maryland LLC 4
Evolution Wellness LLC 30
Farmalogics Health & Wellness LLC 9
Four Green Fields LLC 35
Freestate Partners LLC 13
G&J Pharmaceuticals LLC 29
Gina Dubbe 12
GPD LLC 32
GreenLabs Inc. 46
GreenMart of Maryland 6
GTI Maryland LLC 20
H&G Maryland LLC 41
Hallaway LLC 45
Herbiculture Inc. 14
Hippocratic Growth LLC 36
Jenny’s of Maryland I LLC 24
Jova Wellness Center 26
K&R Holdings Inc. 4
LinLar LLC 24
LMS Wellness BLLC 8
Maryland Alternative Relief Inc. 19
Maryland Earthworks Inc. 28
Maryland Health & Wellness Inc. 2
Maryland Medical Cannabis Co. LLC (M2C2 HerbaFi) 20
Maryland Natural Treatment Solutions LLC 31
Maryland Physician Partners LLC 31
Maryland Wellness Access LLC 13
MaryLeaf LLC 39
MCNA Wellness LLC 27
Medical Products and Services Inc. 43
Meshow LLC 7
Metropolitan Medicinals LLC 25
MGTM LLC 33
MI Dispensary 39
Mikran LLC 15
Mission Maryland LLC 44
MMRC 10
MyBond LLC 5
Nature Care & Wellness LLC 35
OC Botanicals LLC 38
Our Community Wellness & Compassionate Care Center Inc. 23
PalliaTech Maryland LLC 10
Peake ReLeaf LLC 17
Peninsula Alternative Health LLC 37
PharmaCann LLC 18
PharmKent LLC 36
Positive Energy LLC 38
Premium Medicine of Maryland LLC 19
Pure Hana Synergy LLC 21
Pure Life Medical Inc. 46
Revolution Maryland Retail LLC 34
Southern Maryland Relief LLC 29
Sugarloaf Enterprises 17
The Apothecary LLC 1
The SENTEL Group LLC 23
Three Creeks Dispensary 27
Tilstar LLC 37
Time for Healing LLC 22
Town Center Wellness LLC 47
Trilogy Wellness of Maryland LLC 9
WadeWomen LLC-Dr. Dot’s 40
Wellness Institute of Maryland 3

 

Pre-Approved Growers Granted Dispensary Pre-Approvals:

Curio Dispensary BC LLC 42
Doctors Orders Maryland LLC 46
Freestate Wellness LLC 13
Harvest of Maryland 16
HMS Health LLC 17
Holistic Industries LLC 18
Kind Therapeutics USA LLC 30
Maryland Compassionate Care & Wellness LLC 17
MaryMed LLC 21
Temescal Wellness of Maryland LLC 11

 

SENATORIAL DISTRICTS IN MARYLAND*

DISTRICT 1 (Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties)

DISTRICT 2 (Washington County)

DISTRICT 3 (Frederick County)

DISTRICT 4 (Carroll & Frederick Counties)

DISTRICT 5 (Carroll County)

DISTRICT 6 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 7 (Baltimore County & Harford County)

DISTRICT 8 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 9 (Carroll & Howard Counties)

DISTRICT 10 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 11 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 12 (Baltimore County & Howard County)

DISTRICT 13 (Howard County)

DISTRICT 14 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 15 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 16 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 17 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 18 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 19 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 20 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 21 (Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties)

DISTRICT 22 (Prince George’s County)

DISTRICT 23 (Prince George’s County)

DISTRICT 24 (Prince George’s County)

DISTRICT 25 (Prince George’s County)

DISTRICT 26 (Prince George’s County)

DISTRICT 27 (Calvert, Charles & Prince George’s Counties)

DISTRICT 28 (Charles County)

DISTRICT 29 (Calvert & St. Mary’s Counties)

DISTRICT 30 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 31 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 32 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 33 (Anne Arundel County)

DISTRICT 34 (Harford County)

DISTRICT 35 (Cecil & Harford Counties)

DISTRICT 36 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties)

DISTRICT 37 (Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties)

DISTRICT 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)

DISTRICT 39 (Montgomery County)

DISTRICT 40 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 41 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 42 (Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 43 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 44 (Baltimore City & Baltimore County)

DISTRICT 45 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 46 (Baltimore City)

DISTRICT 47 (Prince George’s County)

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