Recreational Cannabis & Marijuana Use in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


Annapolis & Anne Arundel County abides by the laws set forth by the state of Maryland and the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA). The following information is from Maryland's regulation authority for recreational cannabis use.

According to the new law, beginning on July 1, 2023, adults 21 or older may possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower, 12 grams of concentrated cannabis, or a total amount of cannabis products that does not exceed 750 mg THC for recreational use. This amount is known as the "personal use amount." For a complete list of rules and regulations surrounding the recreational use of cannabis, please go to the MCA website.




Where is cannabis use prohibited?


Cannabis (and hemp) smoking is prohibited in any public place or any motor vehicle. A public area includes outdoor spaces and indoor spaces open to the public, including parks, streets and sidewalks, bars and restaurants, public transportation (e.g., buses, van, trains, taxicabs, limousines), and indoor places of employment. Because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, you also may not possess cannabis on any federal property, such as a national park.

Cannabis and driving don't mix, it should always be kept locked and away from children and pets, and smoking is not allowed anywhere in public- both indoors and outdoors.  

For a complete list of FAQs, head to the MCA website for the most up-to-date information. 


Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission -Dispensary List


Please visit the link below for a list of local dispensaries in Anne Arundel County.


Carrying Cannabis Across State Lines is Prohibited 


Cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and you may not carry or transport cannabis over state lines. It remains illegal to leave (or enter) Maryland with any cannabis products - medical or adult-use (non-medical) products. Mailing cannabis in or out of the State is illegal.

Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County urges you to read all of the rules and regulations surrounding recreational cannabis in Maryland at the following website.


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