First, you must register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), you can do so here.
Next, you must get a doctor's recommendation.
Once your doctor has activated your Patient ID number you will be able to come to our shop to make a purchase.
First, start by asking your regular provider if they are registered to recommend medical cannabis, if they are--great! If they are not, it is a very simple process for a physician to become registered with the MMCC. If they are not willing to register to recommend medical cannabis you have many options. There are doctors all over Maryland that have registered with the MMCC to recommend medical cannabis as well as Patient Certification Clinics, you can try google searching for them! You can also call and ask us (443-262-8045) to help locate a doctor near you that is registered with the MMCC. We are happy to help!
The time it takes for the MMCC to process a registration will vary. The MMCC does offer current processing information on their website, which can be seen in the middle of the page toward the bottom, here.
Medical cards issued after January 1, 2019 are good for 3 years, the MMCC will email you when it is time to renew. Generally, the recommendation from your doctor will be good for 1 year, but they do have the ability to recommend for less time, so be sure to ask when you are with your doctor.
Yes, you must reside in Maryland in order to become a Maryland Medical Cannabis Patient, you will be required to provide a Maryland address when you are registering to become a patient.
Unfortunately, Maryland does not offer reciprocity. You must be a Maryland Medical Cannabis Patient to purchase medical cannabis in Maryland.
The certification issued by a provider for a patient identifies the amount of dried flower and THC that the patient may purchase in a 30-day period. The limit is calculated as a ROLLING 30-day limit- not by calendar month. So, if you buy 1 gram of flower, in 30 days you will get 1 gram added back to your limit. Generally, the standard limit is 120g of flower, or 36 g of concentrate, in a 30 day period. If you require a higher limit you must speak with your doctor in order to see if you are eligible to have your limit raised.
The CBD that requires a medical card to purchase is produced by a licensed company in Maryland. The product will contain a small amount of THC, often having little to no psychoactive effects. These products are required to undergo strict lab testing to determine its safety and potency.
The CBD you purchase in a grocery store or online is made from industrial hemp. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. There are no testing requirements for these CBD products.
Here’s something else to consider. Hemp is responsible for what’s known as phytoremediation. Basically, hemp can be used to decontaminate soil at a very rapid rate by absorbing the various toxins it might contain. The plant is so adept at removing toxins from soil that it’s been cultivated around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site for over 20 years. Without strict growing standards, industrial hemp can literally be grown anywhere. This means that aside from products that contain little to no CBD, consumers may also be getting CBD oil that contains the contaminants and toxins present in the soil the hemp was grown in. This is a scary thought when you are trying to make yourself feel better!
We do offer industrial hemp products that contain CBD at our shop, they are located in our waiting area. They are also listed on our menu. Products that do not require a medical card will say so in their description. So feel free to get yourself an ASH+EMBER hat or t-shirt, and some CBD for you and your dog!
Yes, ASH+EMBER delivers to your home! Delivery must be made to a residence. There is a minimum purchase amount and there may be a delivery fee, both of which are based on location. The registered patient or their caregiver must be the person who signs for delivery and must provide the delivery driver with a valid government issued photo ID.