​Select rush filing when submitting applications for business registration to ensure that your application is received by the December 12, 2023 filing deadline.

Technical Assistance

​The Office of Social Equity and the Maryland Cannabis Administration will administer a technical assistance program to prospective and verified social equity applicants for the Fall 2023 Licensing Application Round. A technical assistance program will also be administered for businesses that receive a conditional license after the Fall 2023 Licensing Award Lottery to begin after January 1, 2024. Information about the conditional license technical assistance program will be announced at a later date.

  • The Office of Social Equity and Maryland Cannabis Administration Announce Details of Free Technical Assistance Available for Social Equity Cannabis License Applicants: English | Spanish​​​

Fall 2023 Application Round Technical Assistance

  • Technical Assistance Informational Events to provide information on the application process and social equity assistance programs.

  • Hear from Subject Matter Experts on the following topics:

    • Business Formation and Structure

    • Partnership Deals

    • Finance and Taxes

    • Raising Capital and Investors 101

  • Attend Networking Events and Application Writing Clinics.

  • Access to business registration information required with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

  • Access to MCA’s Virtual Academy, which provides informational and educational videos and other resources about the ​Cannabis Reform Act, application process, and licensing requirements.

Schedule of Technical Assistance Informational Events




October 9, 2023

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

October 16, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD

October 23, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

October 30, 2023

1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Live Virtual Session (Webinar Recording​​)​

November 6, 2023

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Bowie State University, Bowie, MD

November 7, 2023 

12:00 - 1:00 P.M. 
Virtual Financial Forecasting Clinic
(Webinar Recording​​)​

​​November 8, 2023 
6:00 - 7:00 P.M. 
Virtual Financial Forecasting Clinic 
​(Webinar Recording​​)​​​

November 13, 2023 

1:00 - 4:00 P.M
Application Writing Clinic
November 16, 2023 
6:00 - 8:00 P.M
​*Application Writing Clinic 
November 20, 202​3

1:00 - 4:00 P.M
Application Writing Clinic​
November 27, 2023

6:00 - 8​:00 P.M
​*Application Writing Clinic 

Registration for the technical assistance informational events will be available soon.  Registration is required to attend.​

(*) Denotes that session is virtual