Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

(AP) – Maryland’s medical marijuana commission has released how top applicants ranked to grow and process marijuana in the state.

The rankings released Wednesday show that Holistic Industries in Prince George’s County and Shore Naturals in Worcester County initially didn’t make it into the top 15 now in line to be licensed to grow marijuana. But they were moved up into the top 15 in order to meet geographic representation outlined in the law.

Maryland Cultivation and Processing in Frederick County and GTI Maryland in Washington County were two applicants that originally placed in the top 15, but were bumped back to spots 16 and 17.

The top 15 will go through background checks. If any of them do not get licensed, applicants next in line in the rankings will be considered.

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