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Statute Text

Article - Health - General
(a)   A processor shall be licensed by the Commission.
(b)   To be licensed as a processor, an applicant shall submit to the Commission:
(1)   An application fee in an amount to be determined by the Commission in accordance with this subtitle; and
(2)   An application that includes:
(i)   The legal name and physical address of the proposed processor;
(ii)   The name, address, and date of birth of each principal officer and director, none of whom may have served as a principal officer or director for a licensee under this subtitle that has had its license revoked; and
(iii)   Operating procedures that the processor will use, consistent with Commission regulations for oversight, including storage of cannabis, extracts, and products containing cannabis only in enclosed and locked facilities.
(c)   The Commission shall establish an application review process for granting processor licenses in which applications are reviewed, evaluated, and ranked based on criteria established by the Commission.
(d)    (1)   A processor license is valid for 4 years on initial licensure.
(2)   A processor license is valid for 2 years on renewal.
(e)   A processor licensed under this section or a processor agent registered under § 13–3310 of this subtitle may not be penalized or arrested under State law for acquiring, possessing, processing, transferring, transporting, selling, distributing, or dispensing cannabis, products containing cannabis, related supplies, or educational materials for use by a licensee under this subtitle or a qualifying patient or a caregiver.
(f)   The Commission shall establish requirements for security and product handling procedures that a processor must meet to obtain a license under this section, including a requirement for a product–tracking system.
(g)   The Commission may inspect a processor licensed under this section to ensure compliance with this subtitle.
(h)   The Commission may impose penalties or rescind the license of a processor that does not meet the standards for licensure set by the Commission.