Cannabis Business License Application - Social Equity Details

last revised 12/18/23 at 12:08 pm

Cannabis Business License Application - Social Equity

Cannabis Business License Application - Social Equity Applicants

The Maryland Cannabis Administration (“Administration” or “MCA”) is accepting applications from verified social equity applicants interested in obtaining a cannabis business license.

Pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverages and Cannabis Article §§36-401 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 14, Subtitle 17, the Administration is responsible for licensing cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries in the State.

Additionally, the first round application submissions for all license types are limited to social equity applicants only, meaning 65% or greater ownership of the proposed entity is held by a verified social equity applicant. An applicant, including any owner or investor of the applicant, or individual or entity with control of an applicant, may apply for only one license type per licensing round. An applicant may only be included on a maximum of two applications across all license categories in any licensing round.

More information on this application and the requirements can be found on the MCA’s website and in these application instructions.

  • Due Date

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    Completion Time

  • $1,000.00 - $5,000.00

    Application Fee

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This application is closed. Please contact the administrator if you have questions.
  • Online Application

    Complete the form



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  1. Technical questions pertaining to the submission of the application may be directed to However, please allow at least 1 business day for a response. Questions raised within 24 hours of the application submission deadline may not be answered prior to the application deadline


Who issues the Form?

Maryland Cannabis Administration

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