Second Medical Marijuana Shop To Open In Silver Spring This May

SILVER SPRING, MD — Silver Spring’s second medical marijuana shop will open its doors to costumers in May, company staff recently announced on its Twitter account.

HerbaFi, which will be at located across from the Silver Spring Transit Center at 8413 Ramsey Ave., said final inspections are expected to occur this week.

Local blog Source of the Spring reports that founder Zeina Frayha and her husband, Terry Saad, recently toured the medical cannabis grower Green Leaf Medical in Frederick County.

HerbaFi plans to carry Green Leaf Medical’s products.

The grower cultivates 21 strains of “high quality medical cannabis in a wide variety of cannabinoid profiles,” according to the website.

Strains include Sour Diesel, Island Sweet Skunk, Jilly Bean and more.

Our @herbafi luminated sign is finally up and looking great. Final inspections should be done in the coming week. We can’t wait to serve our Maryland patients in May!— HerbaFi (@herbafi) March 24, 2018

The city’s first dispensary, RISE Silver Spring, opened at 7900 Fenton St. in December.

From the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission:

To obtain a medical marijuana license, Maryland residents must first register as a qualifying patient through the Patient Registry on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website. Once registered, patients must obtain a valid written certification from a provider registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

The patient is required by law to have a bona fide provider-patient relationship with the provider and the provider must approve medical cannabis as a treatment option for the patient for a qualifying medical condition, such as: cachexia, anorexia, wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.

After registering and obtaining a valid written certification from a registered provider, patients are able to visit licensed Maryland dispensaries (as soon as they are open for business) to purchase medical cannabis.

When purchasing medical cannabis at a dispensary, patients will be required to present their valid US government-issued photo ID (or MMCC ID card; please see Step 4 below for information about obtaining an ID card). The dispensary agent will verify the patient’s certification in the Commission’s database before conducting any transaction.

Patients may only purchase and obtain a maximum of a thirty-day supply of medical cannabis at one time.

>> Keep an eye out on Silver Spring Patch as more HerbaFi updates become available.

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Photo: Inventory including ‘Merry N’Berry’ is on display at the medical marijuana dispensary Takoma Wellness Center, in Takoma Park, August 30, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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