CUMBERLAND, Md., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary, a new company based in Cumberland, Maryland, aims to obtain a highly sought after license to dispense cannabis for medical use.
After Maryland lawmakers passed the law in 2013 allowing the use of medical marijuana, the state made plans to award up to two dispensaries per state senatorial district (there are 47 in Maryland). The Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary applied for one of the two licenses available later this year to represent Maryland Senatorial District One, serving an estimated population of over 120,000 people.
Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary co-owner and executive, Dr. Sajal Roy, PharmD, CGP, CPSO, CSP, CACP will be in charge of all dispensary operations, and will recruit and train qualified staff with medical experience and knowledge regarding medical cannabis. Dr. Roy has an extensive background in hospital, long term care, retail, and specialty pharmacy operations, serves as President and CEO of Factor One Source Pharmacy (a Maryland based Specialty Pharmacy), and is a Commissioner for the Maryland and National Boards of Pharmacy. Dr. Roy graduated with his PharmD in 2004 and is quadruple board certified.
"We are excited at the opportunity to apply for a Marijuana Dispensary License in District One of Western Maryland," Roy said. "Medical Cannabis has many uses and the population will stand to benefit from this therapeutic option."
Many consider medical cannabis to provide public health benefits by providing a safe alternative to prescription painkillers such as opioids, which due to their addictiveness, have had a strong hold in many communities in Maryland. Statewide, opioid-related deaths in Maryland have increased a staggering 76 percent since 2010, creating what some call an opioid epidemic. Research shows that access to medical cannabis dispensaries is associated with a significant reduction in substance abuse admissions and opiate overdose fatalities.
"We have already organized a team of Professionals from Board Certified Pharmacists, Nurses, and Bud Tenders that will be able to work with each patient individually and maximize their results and therapeutic benefits," according to Roy.
The Senatorial District One Allegany County Dispensary has proposed to be located in a commercial corridor of Cumberland away from residential activity and exposure to children, a location that is highly convenient to patients and will have minimal impact on the surrounding community. The partners at Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary have made it a goal to be viewed as an asset to their community through providing a positive professional patient experiences, educating citizens and through community involvement.
Contact: J.Kelly 844-773-6779, [email protected]
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