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Maryland Recreational Marijuana Laws & Information

Your Guide to Shopping for Recreational Marijuana in Maryland

Maryland legalized recreational cannabis in July 2023, allowing anyone 21 years of age or older to legally purchase cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries. The Maryland Cannabis Administration has outlined the rules and regulations around adult-use cannabis in the Free State, as well as the state’s ongoing medical cannabis program. If you are interested in learning more about recreational cannabis in Maryland, we have outlined the rules and regulations here.

Understanding Maryland Recreational Cannabis Laws

Before visiting a recreational dispensary in Maryland, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 21 years old.
  • You must have a valid, government-issued photo ID.

If you meet these requirements, you are welcome to shop in a recreational dispensary in Maryland.

Marijuana Purchase & Possession Limits in Maryland

Both residents and out-of-state visitors are allowed to purchase and possess cannabis products in Maryland. However, there are limits that recreational shoppers must abide by.

Maryland Cannabis Purchase Limits

According to state laws, recreational cannabis consumers can purchase:

  • Up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower OR
  • Up to 12 grams of concentrated cannabis products, including cannabis vapes OR
  • Up to 750 milligrams of THC in edible cannabis products

Maryland Cannabis Possession Limits

Maryland has set “personal use amounts” in regards to how much cannabis an adult can possess. They are:

  • Up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana flower OR
  • Up to 12 grams of concentrated cannabis OR
  • A total amount of cannabis products that do not exceed 750 milligrams of THC

Sales Tax For Recreational Cannabis in Maryland

While medical cannabis patients in Maryland do not pay a sales tax on cannabis products, recreational cannabis shoppers can expect to pay a 9% sales tax when shopping at a state-licensed dispensary.

Where Can I Use Recreational Cannabis in Maryland?

Smoking or any other form of cannabis consumption in Maryland is limited to private property, including your home, backyard, or any other privately owned area that is out of view of the public. Marijuana is not permitted in the following scenarios: 

  • Public or federal land
  • Any motor vehicle
  • Around a minor
  • Traveling across state lines

Businesses, landlords, and certain municipalities may have additional rules regarding possession of recreational cannabis. You should always check the rules for your location before consuming marijuana. 

Enjoy Recreational Marijuana in Maryland

Whether you’re new to the industry or a cannabis connoisseur, our budtenders can help you choose the products that are right for you. Once you know the laws in your state, you can safely purchase and enjoy anything from premium flower to cannabis concentrates.

Want to visit one of our Maryland locations? Find a Verilife dispensary near you.

FAQs About Recreational Cannabis in Maryland

We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to ensure you have the information you need before visiting a Maryland dispensary.

Is marijuana legal in Maryland?

Yes! Both recreational and medical marijuana are legal in Maryland.

How old do you have to be to buy marijuana in Maryland?

Recreational cannabis shoppers must be at least 21 years old to purchase products from a dispensary.

What are acceptable forms of ID for dispensaries in Maryland?

All customers will need a valid, government-issued photo ID like a driver’s license or a state ID.

Who can sell marijuana legally in Maryland?

Maryland limits the sale of marijuana to state-licensed dispensaries.

Where can recreational marijuana be purchased in Maryland?

Like in most states, recreational marijuana can only be purchased in state-licensed dispensaries. You can visit Verilife’s New Market or Westminster locations to make recreational cannabis purchases.

Can Maryland visitors purchase recreational marijuana?

Yes, non-residents can purchase recreational marijuana in Maryland. However, it is and will remain illegal to transport marijuana across state lines. You must consume the marijuana in the state and dispose of any remaining cannabis before leaving the state.

How much does marijuana cost in Maryland?

While dispensaries decide how much to charge for its products, the state does levy a 9% sales tax on recreational marijuana purchases. Medical marijuana patients do not pay a sales tax in Maryland.