License to grow: Medical marijuana in Maryland

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 21:29:01-04

Maryland's Medical Cannabis Commission announced Monday which applicants received preliminary marijuana licenses. ForwardGro is one of the lucky winners.

That was just the first phase. Now applicants have to go through another extensive review before the license is finalized. It could be half a year before patients can pick up their medical marijuana prescription at the nearest pharmacy.

In Focus anchor Jamie Costello spoke with Gail Rand, chief financial officer and patient advocate for ForwardGro.

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**Editor's Note: When asked about whether or not insurance will cover medical cannabis, Gail Rand incorrectly answered yes. Health insurance will not cover medical cannabis.