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Maryland Finally Started Selling Medical Marijuana

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At long last—after five years of bureaucratic delays—medical cannabis is available to qualifying Maryland patients.

Back in 2013, Martin O’Malley, then governor, signed a bill legalizing medicinal marijuana. But various political snafus prevented any dispensaries from actually selling the herbal medicine until Friday, December 1.

The effort to provide access was slowed down when no university-affiliated medical centers stepped forward to run the program. Meanwhile, several other states legalized weed outright.