The Latest: Maryland begins the sale of medical marijuana



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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on medical marijuana sales beginning in Maryland (all times local):

6 p.m.

Maryland residents in pain are now able to buy medical marijuana.

A long line of people cheered late Friday afternoon when an employee of one licensed dispensary, Potomac Holistics, announced it was about to open for sales.

Denise Broyhill was among the first in the door to buy marijuana tablets.

She says she's both excited and relieved to get through the process after years of delays in making medical marijuana available in the state.

Broyhill, of Annapolis, also says she's hoping to get good results and pain management for a neurological condition.

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2:50 p.m.

After years of delays, Maryland residents are lining up to buy medical marijuana.

Dozens of people stood outside Potomac Holistics on Friday in Rockville, where owners are expecting to receive their first shipment later in the afternoon and begin selling it.

William Askinazi, one of the owners, says he expects to sell marijuana to between 600 and 1,000 people over the next three days.

He says there's a buzz of excitement, because after years of effort his business will be giving care to people who need it.

Patrick Allison of Annapolis was one of the first in line. He says it's about time the marijuana is available in the state for people who live in chronic pain like him.

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