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New Rules for Medical Cannabis Patients in Maryland

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- Medical marijuana patients in Maryland must now purchase a patient ID card in order to buy medical cannabis. 
 
In order to purchase medical marijuana, in 2018, patients had the option of showing either their license and certification card or patient ID.  

Patient ID cards are no longer optional and some people say having to pay for the $50 card is unfair.

"I like the idea of a card, but $50 is a lot of money for a little piece of card," says patient, Kerry Sullivan. 

Robert Davis, the clinical director and co-owner of Hi Tide, a medical cannabis dispensary in West Ocean City, says he understands the importance of the patient ID card, but says it's a little unfair for patients. 

"If medical marijuana is a medicine, I feel like it should be treated the same as our traditional pharmaceuticals in the fact that you don't need to have an extra barrier to get access to your medication," says Davis. 

Existing patients have until April 1 to purchase the card. 
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