With high prices and flower shortages the new normal Maryland cannabis patients should not be so patient about home-grow.
BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2016, THE COMMISSION MAY ISSUE THE NUMBER OF LICENSES NECESSARY TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA BY QUALIFYING PATIENTS— HB881.
With 8th prices for flower appearing to bottom out at $35 but more often in the $45-$65 and flower shortages reported state wide the current oligopoly of 14 producers appear unable to keep up with demand to supply a variety affordable tested flower at reasonable prices. The time has come for MMCC patients to demand legal patient home-grow and collective-grow in 2020. Some medicaid and veteran patients may some day be able to apply for subsidized medicine via the, yet to be implemented or scheduled, “Compassionate Use Fund” but most of us would prefer to provide for ourselves both the affordability and variety currently lacking in Maryland’s booming 200+ million dollar market by growing our own cannabis at home or at a shared facility as part of a collective. Whether you seek the non-intoxicating potential benefits of consuming steamed or uncooked whole plant or need to consume large quantities of flower to treat your condition a nine figure bank account (nor poverty, nor military service) should not be a prerequisite for relief.