On March 21, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission posted a message from Richard Proctor, the commission’s interim executive director, announcing that 112 physicians have registered to issue written certifications to medical cannabis patients.
“We continue to receive positive feedback from physicians about the registration process and anticipate a robust representation by the time the state is ready to begin receiving patient certifications,” Proctor said. “I hope you will join us in encouraging additional physicians to register!”
After the state has completed successful testing of the patient registry, the state will announce the specific date that prospective patients can register online, a step that is required before a patient can receive written certification from a registered physician.
According to Proctor, “We remain on target to award Stage 1 Grower and Processor licenses this summer and look forward to providing an updated timeline for the issuance of Stage 1 Dispensary licenses in the near future.”