Beginning on July 1, 2023, adults 21 or older may possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower, 12 grams of concentrated cannabis, or a total amount of cannabis products that does not exceed 750 mg THC.
Read the official Adult-Use FAQs from the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA).
Medical Use: conditions and how to apply for a card
Medical Cannabis is available to all Maryland patients. To purchase medical marijuana in Maryland, you’ll have to meet certain state qualifications and become a registered patient. To get your Maryland medical marijuana card, you’ll need to get a written certification from your doctor.
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Severe or Chronic Pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
1) Register with the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA)
2) Connect with a registered provider for evaluation and approval.
3) Visit Summit Wellness dispensary…order online and skip the line!
Cannabis Form Factors
Cannabinoids are one of two groups of plant chemicals that give cannabis its amazing psychoactive and medicinal qualities. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids.
The most well known among these compounds is the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another important component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract.
Cannabinoids exert their effects by interacting with specific cannabinoid receptors present on the surface of cells. These receptors are found in different parts of the central nervous system and the two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are CB1 and CB2.
One of the significant compounds used in essential oils, terpenes, is most commonly derived from plants, including teas, herbs, and, of course, cannabis. Terpenes created in unique combinations are what give plants their fragrance, taste, and appearance.
In cannabis strains, there are both primary and secondary terpenes. The primary cannabis terpenes are the major influence on how the plant looks, taste, and aroma it gives off. Secondary terpenes are the underlying substances that add depth and layers to all of these plant features.