CUMBERLAND — Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary received final approval Monday from state regulators to begin its long-planned Cumberland operation.
The dispensary, located at 100 Beall St. in the former Moose Lodge, was among one grower, two processors and two other dispensaries approved by the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.
"We are pleased to announce that our medical marijuana license was officially issued today by the MMCC!” read a post on the dispensary’s Facebook page shortly after the approval. "Thank you to all of our supporters in Western Maryland. Your strength has made this journey worth it. We are looking forward to taking care of our patients' medical needs."
Allegany Medical Marijuana’s approval comes less than a month after Grow West MD received conditional approval from the commission to move its medical marijuana growing operation from Grantsville to Cumberland.
Pending final facility inspection and approval from the commission, Grow West, which is owned by the Frederick County-based Valois family, will relocate to the Riverside Industrial Park on Kelly Road in Cumberland — the former Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. site that was last occupied by Biederlack of America.
Also receiving final approval Monday were Doctors Orders of Maryland, Dorchester County, for a grower license and processing license; Temescal Wellness, Baltimore City, for a processing license; Peninsula Alternative Health, Salisbury, for a dispensary license; and Southern Maryland Relief, Mechanicsville, for a dispensary license.
According to commission data, more than 13,300 people have signed up so far to become eligible for medical marijuana and 600 medical providers have signed up to prescribe the medicine.