Are you interested in the cannabis field and in need of knowledgeable guidance? Are you looking for a team of experts to ensure compliance and support the growth of your current business? A consultation with one of our experienced professionals effectively defines your cannabis business goals, answers questions and paves the way for success. We are familiar with Maryland specific requirements and regulations and customize solutions to best suit.

Maryland Cannabis business Licensing Information

On July 1, 2023, cannabis for personal adult use became legal in Maryland, and recreational sales began at existing medical marijuana dispensaries that had converted to adult use. The Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA), which is responsible for all licensing, registration, inspection and testing for the state’s cannabis program, conducted a license lottery for social equity applicants on March 14, 2024. A total of 174 applicants were selected across the micro and standard grower, processor, and dispensary categories, and conditional licenses will be awarded once the MCA has vetted all selected applicants, including reviewing any necessary additional documentation. A second round of licensing is not permitted prior to May 2024, and will be announced 60 calendar days prior to the beginning of the 30 calendar day application period. This announcement will also include the number of license awards available for the next round.

Our experts can work with you to structure a compelling application and significantly increase the chance of a positive outcome. We help to develop a solid plan for branding, investing, marketing, commercialization, compliant packaging and more. Women-owned and largely operated by women, our consultants draw from backgrounds in law, education, engineering, non-profit and federal procurement and state and city procurement. For every stage of your endeavors, Canna Business Services works to turn vision into a sustainable reality.


Canna Business Services is made up of a team of women who bring expertise from a variety of fields, including lawyers, state grant writers and auditors, former cannabis operators and compliance experts, procurers for the federal nuclear reactor program, educational providers, and nonprofit owners.

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