Maryland is so close to legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis that many Marylanders are holding their breath to see what their state legislature does in the coming months. Yet, until recreational regulations are passed, there remains one legal way to get weed in the Free State: medical dispensaries. In fact, there are so many Maryland dispensaries that you might not know which one is worth a visit.
That’s where this list comes in. Here are absolute best medical dispensaries in Maryland — and the ones that are most likely to cater to recreational customers, too, when the time comes.
Gold Leaf, Annapolis
Maryland’s capital city isn’t necessarily the capital of cannabis in the state, but Annapolis does boast one of the best dispensaries by far. Gold Leaf’s location is stunning with minimalist, modern architecture and an open floor plan dominated by the black and gold color scheme, with statement furniture and living artwork to make the entire store feel high-class. What’s more, the products on display include sophisticated glassware and dispensary merchandise as well as cannabis goodies like edibles, prerolls, oils, tinctures and packaged nugs, all immaculately arranged. Gold Leaf budtenders oversee all aspects of quality control on every product in the store, which helps consumers feel secure in their purchasing decisions.
Baltimore has a much higher percentage of the state’s cannabis dispensaries, likely thanks to a younger, more diverse and more progressive culture — but also because Baltimore is simply a larger city with a larger number of cannabis consumers. Thanks to increased competition, Baltimore claims some of the classiest dispensaries in the state, and the cream of the crop could be CULTA.
In addition to being a medical dispensary, CULTA is also the first and the largest outdoor grow operation in the state of Maryland. Consumers