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    Marijuana dispensaries in Columbia, MD, MD

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    The average price of an 8th in Columbia

    The price of an 8th in Columbia is $50. Some of the strains at this price include; White Sour, Clusterfunk, 6 Star, Golden Strawberry, Texas Shoreline, Grape Stomper Popcorn, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Sunset Shortcake, Durban Poison, Afghani, Wizard Punch, Lemon Grenades, Pelirroja, and Tropicana Cookies. Other strains include; Sour Papaya at $40, Sour Diesel at $45, Sonny G at $55, Snow Monster at $45, Querkle at $40, Big Buds at $35, Sour Gorilla at $60, Wedding Cake at $51, Airborne Skunk at $46, and Lemon OG Kush at $52.

    Most popular strain in Columbia 

    The most popular strain in Columbia is Sour Diesel. Sour Diesel is a sativa dominant strain with a pungent and diesel-like aroma. It also has a lime-kissed spice flavor that is expansive and can cause a cough. Girl Scout Cookies is also a highly popular strain in Columbia. It is a balanced hybrid that has a sweet and earthy aroma.

    Laws and regulations in Columbia 

    • Consumption of cannabis products on any federal property is prohibited.

    • Possession of 10 grams of cannabis products is decriminalized and has a fine of no more than $100.

    • Medical patients can possess cannabis products based on supply for 30 days.

    • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis products is illegal.

    • Transportation of medical marijuana outside of the state is prohibited.

    • The purchase of cannabis products is only legal in state-licensed dispensaries.

    • Cannabis edibles are prohibited in dispensaries and for consumption.

    Flower/concentrate /edible possession limit in Columbia 

    For every span of 30 days, a qualified medical patient can legally possess dried cannabis that doesn’t exceed 120 grams at any given time. Qualified medical patients recommended by a licensed physician also have access to an extra amount of THC cannabis of 36 grams every month.

    Difference between a storefront and a dispensary

    A storefront serves the needs of consumers without medical benefits while a dispensary serves the needs of consumers to treat debilitating medical conditions.

    A patient has to be diagnosed by a physician and have records about their condition to gain access to a dispensary. In contrast, a storefront, you don’t need any medical records to buy cannabis. 

    Difference between recreational and medical 

    Adult-use or recreational cannabis is used by consumers for pleasure without medical necessity while medical cannabis is used by patients to improve their health conditions.

    Recreational cannabis products have high prices due to excise, state, and local taxes. Conversely, medical marijuana products are affordable because excise taxes are waived.

    Recreational cannabis can be sold to any consumer, whereas medical cannabis can only be consumed by medical patients with a valid medical marijuana card.

    Medical patient benefits in Columbia 

    • Qualified medical patients can consume up to an additional 36 grams of cannabis as recommended by a qualified physician.

    • Medical marijuana patients with valid medical marijuana cards can consume cannabis products whereas adults cannot.

    • Medical marijuana products are exempt from sales taxes, making them more affordable for patients.

    • Minors below 18 years of age can consume cannabis products but must have a caregiver who makes the purchases.

    Medical marijuana information in Columbia 

    Maryland medical patients must first register online with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. However, non-Maryland medical marijuana patients can also register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

    To register, medical patients should have a valid and accessible email account,  an electronic copy of a government-issued photo ID, a recent photo, and the last four digits of their social security number.

    For patients below 18 years, a parent or a guardian at least 21 years of age must register with the commission as a caregiver before registering the patient.

    After registration, you will receive a Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission patient ID number, which costs $50.

    A written certification from a provider registered with the commission must be obtained. The provider will need a commission-issued patient ID number to access the certification online. 

    The certification becomes null and void if it is not used to purchase cannabis within 120 days.

    Where does the Columbia tax revenue go? 

    Columbia’s cannabis tax revenue is used to implement government budgets and projects. Some of these projects include educating the youths on the dangers of drug abuse, providing security services, and maintaining roads. The remaining funds are used for administration in Columbia and employing more qualified physicians to improve the health services.

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