Maryland medical marijuana regulators have approved licenses for two cannabis businesses that were under investigation for potential conflicts of interest.
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) – which found no evidence to disqualify the two businesses from operating – also licensed three other dispensaries, bringing the state’s total to six, The Washington Post reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Doctor’s Orders in Dorchester County was under investigation because Maryland state delegate Dan Morhaim failed to disclose he was a paid consultant for the company.
- Temescal Wellness in Baltimore County was being probed because a person listed as its general manager is married to a woman who was hired to review MMJ business applications. The reviewer and her spouse said they weren’t privy to each other’s affiliations.
- Dispensary applicants Peninsula Alternative Health in Wicomico County, Allegany (County) Medical Marijuana, and Southern Maryland Relief in St. Mary’s County were also granted licenses.
- The MMCC expects medical marijuana dispensaries to begin sales in January 2018.