Just days after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Maryland, limited supplies and technical difficulties mean little of the product is actually available.
The state has licensed just 10 of an expected 92 dispensaries, and of those only six have opened — none in the Baltimore area, according to information provided by the companies to The Baltimore Sun or listed on their websites.
Three of those six later closed temporarily because of inventory or technical troubles, though two have reopened. One shop that opened is seeing customers by appointment only. The remaining dispensaries plan to open in coming weeks.
The supply and technical issues mean those consumers who wish to use marijuana for their ailments — and who have waited years since the state passed legislation approving a medical marijuana industry — may have to wait a little longer.
The Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Cumberland opened Friday to a long line of people but had no cannabis on hand, said manager Mark Van Tyne. When the supply of marijuana buds finally showed up, it was about 8