Kentlands’ Medical Cannabis Business Wants to Expand Upon Services

Photo | Patsy Beckman GreenLeaf Medical Cannabis Evaluation & Resource Center is ready to embark on its second year at 414 Main St.

Photo | Patsy Beckman
GreenLeaf Medical Cannabis Evaluation & Resource Center is ready to embark on its second year at 414 Main St.

GreenLeaf Medical Cannabis Evaluation & Resource Center is observing its one-year anniversary in Kentlands this month. The organization is small—and still very young—with a huge interest in medical cannabis.

Kentlands houses the second of two centers to open its doors. The first GreenLeaf center is located in Baltimore.

“When we heard that it was legal in Maryland, we started our flagship office in Baltimore in 2016,” said a GreenLeaf Medical Cannabis representative. “We immediately expanded to Gaithersburg in 2018.”

In May 2013, Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation establishing a medical marijuana program in Maryland. Under Maryland’s method, physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, podiatrists and nurse midwives may certify patients as eligible for medical marijuana. The use of medical cannabis requires a doctor’s recommendation for a qualifying ailment before you can access, purchase or consume cannabis or cannabis products.

GreenLeaf team members provide certification to those patients seeking cannabis relief. All patients must have this certification to move forward with the state’s program. The GreenLeaf Center also offers veteran certification and renewals.

As of this month, 1,438 podiatrists, nurses, physicians and dentists are registered to participate in Maryland’s medical marijuana program; of those registered providers, 279 are from Montgomery County.

Ten employees and contractors are employed by GreenLeaf. “GreenLeaf makes getting Maryland Medical Cannabis easy, fast, and affordable,” a GreenLeaf representative said in an email. “Our qualified and compassionate staff help(s) to schedule patient(s’) appointment(s) and our qualified and knowledgeable providers evaluate and recommend certification for  participation (in) the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program if qualifying criteria are met.”

Medical users obtain cannabis for specific ailments or conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, pain, nausea and muscle spasms—only to name a few.

Staff members at GreenLeaf are routinely educated by consultants from across the U.S. who have experience in medical cannabis. Representatives for the center touted GreenLeaf as one of the most inexpensive medical cannabis centers in Maryland and for providing “…quality and compassionate care for everyone.”

After one year in business in the local community, GreenLeaf now wants to provide much-needed help to many new patients who suffer from a variety of medical conditions. The company asserted its goal to assist and empower individuals who choose to receive alternative treatments for chronic conditions through cannabis products along with achieving safe access to medical cannabis as defined by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

GreenLeaf is located at 414 Main St., Suite 200. Saturday appointments are now available; veteran discounts are also being offered. For more information, call 410.862.0062 or email info@greenleafconsultants.org.

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