Maryland Recreational Cannabis: What to Expect from MD Recreational in 2022-2023 (Updated 11/22/2022)

Congratulations, Marylanders! Thanks to your vote, the Free State has just voted to legalize recreational marijuana use! 

As We Learn More About the Legalization, We’ll Update this Article

At Bloom, we are passionate about cannabis and its potential to treat a wide range of medical conditions. That’s why we are thrilled that adult residents of the great state of Maryland, who are 21 years of age or older, will soon be able to access the therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

Rest assured that as we transition to being able to serve both medical patients and recreational-use customers – medical patients will continue to receive priority access to our top-quality cannabis flower and products.  

Over the upcoming months we will be working diligently to transition to legal cannabis access for all. We will let you know when our dispensaries will be ready to serve recreational cannabis customers in Maryland.  

As We Transition to Recreational-Use…

  • Bloom will continue to provide our medical patients with access to compassionate care and top-quality cannabis products
  • We look forward to serving Maryland residents who have not been able to enjoy the potential benefits of cannabis
  • As we transition to being able to serve Medical patients and Recreational-Use customers, we’ll keep you informed of any changes in procedures or processes

Is Recreational Weed Legal in Maryland?

Marylanders who are 21 years of age or older will someday soon be able to visit a dispensary and purchase cannabis products. The amendment officially goes into effect July 1, 2023. That’s when the ballot initiative will legalize personal possession of up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis for adults who are 21 years of age or older.

It’s important to note that until July 1, 2023, recreational-use cannabis remains illegal, but decriminalized, in Maryland.

It’s expected that recreational cannabis customers will not be able to make purchases at a dispensary for some time. As of November 9, 2022 Maryland lawmakers have not established a framework for retail sales to begin.

It’s believed this could be discussed at the General Assembly session in January of 2023.

The exact date adults in Maryland will receive access to recreational cannabis will depend on how long the regulatory and legislative processes take.