Maryland Cannabis Administration Shares Important Information/FAQ About Cannabis in Maryland

The Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA) has shared information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding cannabis use in the state of Maryland via social media in the last two months. The information clarifies federal laws, provides information on driving after using cannabis and health impacts of cannabis, additional information on the Cannabis Reform Act, and more:

Per the Maryland Cannabis Administration:

Cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and you may not carry or transport cannabis over state lines. It remains illegal to leave (or enter) Maryland with any cannabis products – medical or adult-use (non-medical) products. Mailing cannabis in or out of the State is illegal.

Driving after using cannabis affects your ability to drive safely, resulting in:
• Slower reaction time and reduced awareness of time and distance.
• Decreased ability to concentrate and make decisions.
• Difficulty staying in your lane.
The health impacts of cannabis use are not fully known. Studies have linked cannabis use, especially frequent use with cannabis use disorder and addiction, anxiety and paranoia, and psychosis. People who smoke or vape cannabis regularly, even without tobacco, are more likely to experience irritation or inflammation in the lining of the lungs. Secondhand cannabis smoke may also pose health risks as it has been found to contain many of the same toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke.
The Cannabis Reform Act does not address cannabis use or impairment in the workplace. Individuals remain subject to any existing laws and workplace policies on substance or cannabis use (e.g., federal laws prohibiting the operation of commercial transport vehicles while impaired, or workplace policies prohibiting cannabis use specifically and/or impairment generally). The legislation does not address the use of employer drug screening of employees or prospective employees. Your employer or prospective employer can provide more specific information about its policies regarding substance use in the workplace.
It’s not just how much tetrahydrocannabinol – also known as THC – you take that determines how high you feel. The following can affect each experience:
• Metabolism
• How full your stomach is
• Where you are
• Type and potency of product
• Alcohol or other substances consumed
• Cannabinoid and terpene profile
• Current mood
• How often you consume
Smoking cannabis (and hemp) is prohibited in any public place. This includes outdoor spaces and indoor spaces open to the public including parks, streets and sidewalks, bars and restaurants, public transportation (e.g, buses, vans, trains, taxicabs, limousines) and indoor places of employment. Because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, you also may not possess cannabis on any federal property​ such as a national park.
Here are some dosage guidelines for beginners for responsible cannabis consumption:
•Flower Dose: 1 inhalation | Onset: 1-10 minutes | Duration: 1-6 hours
•Vapes Dose: 1 inhalation | Onset: 1-10 minutes | Duration: 1-6 hours
•Edibles Dose: 2.5 mg THC | Onset: 1-2 hours | Duration: 4-24 hours
•Liquids/Beverages Dose: 2.5 mg THC | Onset: 1-2 hours | Duration: 4-24 hours
*Suggested to avoid overconsumption. Formal guidelines have not been established.
Previous FAQ can be seen here. Additional information found on

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