Salisbury Set to Distribute Alternative Medicine

Recent studies have proven both positive and negative side effects of using marijuana. On one hand, it has been proven to help with pain caused by medical issues like cancer, chronic pain, and glaucoma, as well as provide nausea suppression and appetite stimulation. On the other hand, it can cause anxiety, paranoia, increased heart rate, and in extreme cases hallucinations. Americans seem to be split on the marijuana debate depending on its use.

According to a Marist poll 83% of American’s support doctors prescribing marijuana to patients, while only 49% support legalizing recreational marijuana.  Regardless of how you feel, marijuana dispensaries are becoming more and more common throughout the United States. Maryland is one of those states, and Salisbury has now joined the list of places where you can get medical marijuana.

Peninsula Alternative Health recently opened its doors at the end of the summer of 2017. According to Mary Pat Hoffman, clinical director at PAH “It’s not going to resemble the dispensaries you see on T.V., like in Colorado.” There are no flashing lights or overly large signs indicating the contents of the building. It’s simply the name of the dispensary with a marijuana leaf picture next to it. (Pictured Below)

According to PAH’s website before gaining access at the dispensary you must first be approved for a medical cannabis card. In Maryland, you first should register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) to obtain a patient ID. After you receive this ID you must set up an appointment with a certified provider to evaluate whether your health concerns are qualifying conditions for medical cannabis, and then they will approve or deny your request for its medicinal use. If you are approved you will receive a medical cannabis certification with an ID number. Once you have this certificate you can log onto PAH’s website and register with them to receive medical cannabis from their dispensary.

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