The Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary does not support the existing law by the U.S. government that lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug. Medical marijuana has been proven to help individuals who have an approved medical condition, and have been certified to obtain medical marijuana by a licensed certifier, through a highly selective process of strains and products.
As of June 2017, 29 states and DC have legalized medical marijuana, and hundreds of individuals and organizations are working to provide educational support on the value of medical marijuana use. Some organizations include: NORML, Marijuana Policy Project, LEAP, Drug Policy Alliance, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and more.
What does The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) do?
The MMCC develops policies, procedures, and regulations to implement programs that ensure medical cannabis is available to qualifying patients in a safe and effective manner. They also oversee all licensing, registration, inspection, and testing measures pertaining to Maryland’s medical cannabis program and provides relevant program information to patients, certifiers, providers, growers, dispensers, processors, testing laboratories and caregivers.
When will/how long has the dispensary been open?
Business operations are anticipated to begin in December 2017. Normal hours of operation are anticipated, which will include limited evening hours to accommodate our patients: Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Closed Sunday.
Which products are offered?
Where is the dispensary located?
Which medical marijuana is best for pain?
Which medical marijuana is best for anxiety?
Which medical marijuana is best for glaucoma?
How does medical marijuana help with seizures?
Cannabis has some incredible medical effects and benefits that can help patients suffering from seizures. When it comes to treating Epilepsy or Dravet Syndrom with medical marijuana, it should always be done under the care of a physician, and in addition to current medications. Almost all Epilepsy patients who report some relief from cannabis continue to use RX medications in addition to help control seizures. The best treatment for patients suffering from seizures seems to come from high-CBD, low-THC forms of cannabis, extracts or hash oil.
Is using medical marijuana with asthma ok?
- Optimal safety
- Potential for instant relief
- Controllable dosage and efficiency
Smoking cannabis is still an option, but depending on the severity of your condition, it may escalate an existing asthma-related crisis, or even trigger one. Edibles, on the other hand, because of certain variables such as the time they may take to release their effects, can be used as a long-term treatment, but would not be reliable enough in the case of an attack. This is why for emergency treatments, vaporizing is definitely the best option for cannabis and asthma. Not only is the release of cannabinoids in the body close to optimal, the risks for the lungs are at an absolute minimum.
Can medical marijuana be used to treat addiction?
It is meant to improve the medical marijuana program in Maryland and that the proposal is part of a larger bill overhaul. Patients who are afflicted with opioid use disorder will be prescribed the medical marijuana giving doctors the green light after the bill is passed. In 2016, there was an estimated number of 2000 opioid and heroin overdose deaths in Maryland. Unorthodox solutions to the crisis have also been made open by the bill advocates.
Can medical marijuana treat a medical condition without the high?
Is medical marijuana a prescription?
Who will certify medical marijuana?
Who gets medical marijuana in Maryland?
You must be 18 years of age, or under 18 with a registered caregiver to oversee your condition, with any of the below, approved medical conditions to register:
- Cachexia (A state of severe weight loss and tissue wasting secondary to underlying disease — e.g., AIDS, terminal cancer, congestive heart failure, COPD, multiple sclerosis, anorexia nervosa, malnutrition, congestive heart failure, tuberculosis, familial amyloid polyneuropathy, mercury poisoning and hormone deficiency.)
- Chronic Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe Nausea
- Severe or Persistent Muscle Spasms
- Severe Pain
- Wasting Syndrome
To register, you will need to go to mmcc.maryland.gov then click on patient and caregivers.