At least 56 groups want to open medical marijuana shops in the county, with another 22 applicants seeking licenses in a district shared with Prince George’s County.

Maryland’s medical marijuana commission has released a breakdown of dispensary applications by state senatorial district received by the Nov. 6 deadline. Though only two dispensaries will be allowed in each area, the new data provides a snapshot of where interest in the medical marijuana industry is dispersed throughout the state.

Maryland received over 1,000 applications from entrepreneurs hoping to tap into the medical cannabis business. About 80 percent of those filers were seeking dispenser licenses.

The most popular area for applicants out of the state’s 47 districts was in Takoma Park.

In the initial phase, entrepreneurs seeking grower or processor licenses did not have to report the area where they want to operate. The commission received 146 grower applicants, vying for 15 slots. Another 124 want to be marijuana processors.