Recreational Cannabis Legal in Maryland as of July 1

Recreational Cannabis Legal in Maryland as of July 1

Effective July 1, 2023, adults 21+ can purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries. The Maryland Cannabis Administration has developed materials for adults who choose to consume to "Be Informed, Be Responsible and Be Safe." Cannabis and driving don't mix, it should always be kept locked and away from children and pets, and smoking is not allowed anywhere in public- both indoors and outdoors. 

Medical marijuana (now referred to as cannabis under Maryland law) became legal in 2022. Under enabling legislation, effective July 1, 2023, it also is legal for Maryland residents 21 and older to possess, use and grow cannabis at home (up to two plants).

Adults will not be able to sell cannabis -- only licensed businesses can do that -- but they may give it to friends who are at least 21. Maryland law prohibits smoking cannabis in specified locations, including public places. For more information, see the state’s webpage on recreational cannabis use and possession. 

You can purchase and 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. This amount is known as the “personal use amount.” You can gift cannabis to adults 21 and older if the amount gifted falls within the personal use amount and no money, goods, or services are associated with the transfer

You can grow two indoor plants per household, out of view. Landlords and property owners can prohibit growing cannabis on their properties.

If you are transporting cannabis in your car or vehicle, it should be in the trunk or in a sealed package. You can’t consume cannabis in moving cars -- this includes smoking, vaping and consumption of edibles.

Keep cannabis out of reach of children, young adults and pets. 

Keep all cannabis products locked up, out of reach, and out of sight Use a safe or lockbox (these may be available to purchase at dispensaries) Keep cannabis in its original, child-resistant packaging that displays the THC warning symbol.

        Poison Control Hotline, 800-222-1222

        Pet Poison Hotline 855-764-7661 (fee applies)

The Guide to Adult-Use Cannabis in Maryland offers guidance on where you can (private home) and can’t (anywhere in public) consume cannabis, dosage suggestions for beginners, advice on what to do if you overconsume, and more.

Map of Approved Dispensary Locations

Dispensary Information