Frequently Asked Questions

Elkton, Maryland is in Cecil County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The PharmKent Dispensary at 330 Pulaski Highway is just a minute or two from the main intersection of Route 40 and Route 213 on the south side of 40. You can view a Google Map here.

Yes, patients privacy is fully protected. We have state of the art security, and complete confidentiality so you can feel completely safe making PharmKent your dispensary.  Learn more here.

No, we are sorry to say that we do not accept insurance for our medical cannabis treatments, medicines or services.

The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine.

Upon Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) inspection and licensure, PharmKent expects to operate Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday is by appointment only.

Currently Pharmkent only accepts cash payments.

There is plenty of parking in our large drive in parking lot right outside the dispensary.

Medical cannabis is used to treat the symptoms from different conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Appetite Loss
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Eating Disorders such as Anorexia
  • Glaucoma
  • Mental Health Conditions like Schizophrenia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Nausea and Vomiting from Pain
  • Wasting Syndrome (Cachexia)

(Source: WebMD)

Cannabinoids, the active chemicals in medical cannabis, are similar to chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain. Research suggests cannabinoids might:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
  • Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
  • Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
  • Relax tight muscles in people with MS
  • Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS

(Source: WebMD)

To take medical cannabis, patients:

  • Smoke it.
  • Inhale it through a device called a vaporizer that turns it into a mist.
  • Eat it, for example, in a brownie or lollipop. (Edibles have not yet been approved in Maryland. We intend to sell to qualifying patients cannabis tinctures with recipes to supplement at home food preparations.)
  • Apply it to your skin in a lotion, spray, oil, or cream.
  • Place a few drops of a liquid under your tongue.

(Source: WebMD)