Diversity improves in Maryland's medical marijuana industry

When Maryland's medical marijuana program got up and running about five years ago, it lacked diversity. That has all changed, and now Maryland has one of the most diverse cannabis sectors in the country. Despite that, Johnson gives Maryland high marks for efforts to diversify the industry. According to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission fiscal year 2021 annual report, six out of 21 grower licenses are minority-owned, 14 out of 26 processor licenses are minority-owned, and 39 out of 90 dispensary licenses are minority-owned.