Ocean City Today

Dispensary opening delayed

By Brian Gilliland | Mar 29, 2018
Photo by: Brian Gilliland Hi-Tide Dispensary at 12600 Marjan Lane

(March 30, 2018) Quoting a targeted March opening for Worcester County’s second medical cannabis dispensary was apparently a bit optimistic, as an unforeseen delay by the state in providing employee badges has delayed the grand opening of Hi-Tide Dispensary a few weeks.

Bob Davis, clinical director and co-owner of the dispensary at 12600 Marjan Lane, across from the Food Lion on Route 611, said the state is operating extremely slowly and he was having trouble procuring the badges for his employees. Davis said he wasn’t comfortable announcing a follow-up date until he is certain the logjam has been cleared.

Maryland counties are allowed two dispensaries per state senate district. Ocean City is in District 38, which, along with all of Worcester County, includes portions of Wicomico and Somerset counties. Licensed medical cannabis growers can also elect to have a dispensary.

The other local dispensary, Positive Energy, opened at the end of January, and is located off Jerry Mack Road, also in West Ocean City.

In addition to 35-40 varieties of cannabis flower, Davis said he would be offering tablets, tinctures, concentrates and topical products. Hi-Tide will also offer a large selection of cannabidiol, or CBD products. Made from the stalk, stems and seeds of the plant, it lacks the psychoactive effects of the flowers.

The dispensary features a large retail area, complete with branded T-shirts, mugs and other items. Hi-Tide is also selling delivery devices such as vaporizer pens and glass pipes.

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