Maryland

  • Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
  • Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: LEGAL
  • Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: ILLEGAL

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission manages the state’s medical marijuana program. In 2015, HB 803 changed the definition of marijuana to exclude industrial hemp, removing it from the controlled substances list. The industrial hemp pilot program was established in 2016 under HB 443. In 2018, under HB 693, the program was expanded to further commercial production of industrial hemp in the state. Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Maryland.