On Monday, August 15, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (Commission) announced the initial fifteen (15) firms to be fully vetted for consideration to receive a growing and/or processing license for Medical Cannabis in Maryland. One of the fifteen grow facilities, Grow West MD, proposes to locate their facility in Garrett County.
“We’ve been working with a number of perspective applicants. One of them now may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Alex McCoy, Director of the Garrett County Department of Economic Development. “The firm that’s moving forward had approached us about locating on 15 acres within Keyser’s Ridge Business Park. They really liked how close it was to Interstate 68,” McCoy said.
Grow West MD, LLC co-owner Alison Valois said, “We have a lot of work to do and look forward to working hand-in-hand with the Garrett County community.”
“Our goal is to provide the best and safest product available to those in need of alternative medical treatments and to cultivate strong community relations with outreach programs and support for local patients," said Valois.
In a press release announcing the selected companies, the Commission’s Executive Director, Patrick Jameson stated, “Now that the Commissioners have made their selections, the real work begins for these companies. We will implement a rigorous Stage Two background and financial due diligence process for these entities prior to issuing a license. A pre-approval is not a license. I truly look forward to facilitating this nascent state wide industry and working with local, city, and county jurisdictions and with the principals of these organizations.” The Commissioners will vote for licensure once compliance with the regulatory requirements is complete. The Commission received 145 grower applications, 124 processor applications and 811 dispensary license applications.
Now that preliminary licenses have been awarded, Grow West MD, LLC is working to meet all requirements needed for licensing approval.
About Grow West MD:
Grow West MD is a family-owned organization. Their goal is to grow and sell high-quality, safe, and consistent medical cannabis to patients across Western Maryland. Investment opportunities are available. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the company directly.
For additional information, contact:
Caitlin Ring Carlson