People 21 and older will be able to legally purchase cannabis without a medical card starting July 1.
MARYLAND, USA — Big changes are rolling out in Maryland this weekend when it comes to who can buy and use cannabis legally. Starting Saturday, the state’s new “adult-use cannabis” rules go into effect.
So what do these laws say, and what kind of impact will they have on medical marijuana patients?
What becomes legal Saturday?
After several years of authorized medical marijuana in Maryland, the state landscape changes July 1, when voter-approved recreational use laws take effect.
Currently, patients with authorization from state-recognized providers can buy cannabis products for medical use.
Beginning Saturday, individuals age 21 and older can legally purchase and possess up to an ounce and a half of cannabis flower–or up to 12 grams of concentrated cannabis, or products containing up to 750 milligrams of THC.
The state’s licensed medical dispensaries will be the …