Medical cannabis industry grows in Carroll County, with new dispensary scheduled to open in July – Carroll County Times

Carroll County is slated to open its first medical cannabis dispensary in July.

The grand opening of Westminster’s Herbology is scheduled for July 15, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration beginning at 11 a.m.

“Obviously we’re very excited to finally be opening, it’s been a long road,” owner Diane Davison said.

At a Thursday hearing, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted to give final approval for Herbology’s dispensary license, clearing the way for the business to open at 700 K Corporate Center Court.

While the county has had its own growing facility in Taneytown — Grassroots Cannabis — for about two years, this is set to be Carroll’s first dispensary, which sells cannabis to certified patients with recommendations for the substance from a medical provider.

More than a dozen people gathered in a room at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on a Saturday in late February, finding their seats in plastic folding chairs after grabbing information packets and fliers from two folding tables. The meeting topic? Marijuana.

But not like that. This was an…

In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly initially approved medical cannabis in the state, but after delays in implementation, growers and dispensaries didn’t receive their first pre-licenses until three years later.

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