Maryland extends cannabis business license application period to June 24

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Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Commission is extending the application period for cultivation and processing licenses because of technical glitches.

Applicants will now have until June 24 to get paperwork filed, because the commission’s online filing system wasn’t working for many of the 160-plus applicants who tried to meet the previous May 24 deadline, according to The Baltimore Sun.

At stake are 10 processor permits and four cultivation licenses.

Additionally, the commission said there were “widespread errors” with applications that didn’t redact names associated with their companies, the Sun reported.

Such redactions are said to be required to guarantee “fairness and impartiality” in the scoring process.

Now, businesses will have to hand deliver their applications to the commission’s office in Linthicum by the June 24 deadline to be considered for one of the 14 permits.