MariMed Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kind Therapeutics USA, has received approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) to resume producing and distributing higher-dosage THC-infused edibles. 

Maryland cannabis regulations changed in 2021, imposing a THC limit of 10 mg per edible serving unless the product was produced and distributed from a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified kitchen.

GMP certification is a process conducted by third-party auditors that ensures a commercial kitchen and the products created there meet the highest standards for health and safety. MariMed’s production kitchen in Hagerstown, Maryland recently secured GMP certification. The company applied for and received approval from the MMCC to once again produce and distribute its high-dosage products in the state. 

MariMed said it soon plans to add 40 mg products to its edibles portfolio, beginning with Betty’s Eddies fruit chews in the coming weeks.

Earning GMP certification requires extensive health and safety standards to be applied and maintained at a commercial kitchen, including the construction of the physical environment, equipment and employee cleaning processes, the procurement of materials, employee training, and the ingredients that must be used in the creation of products made there.

“We’re thrilled to once again offer higher-dose edibles across our entire product portfolio to the medical cannabis patients of Maryland,” said MariMed CEO Jon Levine. “Our higher-dose Betty’s Eddies fruit chews were the most popular cannabis products in Maryland before the state’s regulations changed. Now that we’ve earned GMP certification and the state’s approval to move forward, we look forward to bringing high-dose products back to medical cannabis patients.”