As Maryland moves forward with its new medical cannabis program, one winner may be Maryland farmers. Recent activity in the Eastern Shore’s Kent County, and mountainous Allegany County, shows rural farmers may be the biggest beneficiaries of the new marijuana laws. The Kent County News is reporting that at least two producers are looking to establish legal cannabis grow operations there. At least two producers are also viewing Allegany County.
Maryland’s plan calls for 15 legally approved grow operations and 92 dispensaries throughout the state. Applications for licenses are expected to be available in the fall.
Unlike DC, where growing is indoors, Maryland medical cannabis can be grown in greenhouses, a less expensive and more environmentally friendly process.