The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) released a retail sales data report, which shows that medical cannabis dispensaries in Maryland recorded $48.1 million in cannabis sales in March.
The reported sales for March indicate a 41% increase in medical cannabis sales compared to April 2020, which reported $34 million in sales.
Additionally, Maryland medical cannabis dispensaries are now required to abide by new rules related to edible cannabis products, which went into effect on April 19, Herald-Mail Media reported.
The new rules require dispensaries to sell locking storage containers to store edibles and prohibit medical cannabis dispensaries from selling edibles over 10mg of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per dose and 100mg of THC per package unless the MMCC approves it, Herald-Mail Media reported.
Furthermore, the new regulations require products to contain warning labels about cannabis causing impairments and the potential health risks cannabis consumption can have during pregnancies.
According to Herald-Mail Media, the new rules come after the Maryland General Assembly suggested legalizing adult-use cannabis in Maryland. Still, the legalization effort has yet to gain traction in the state.