FREDERICK, Md. —Maryland's first medical marijuana dispensary is open for business.
State regulators are giving the Wellness Institute of Maryland in Frederick the green light to open, even though the medicinal marijuana will not be available for months.
Granting a dispensing license is a major milestone for the state's controversial program, which is being challenged by two lawsuits over how the state chose which firms to license. So far, the state is giving the green light to just one grower.
The plant medicine is expected to be available sometime between Labor Day and Halloween.