Upon Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) inspection and licensure, PharmKent Medical Cannabis products will be sold by the gram. Pre-rolls, tinctures, oils and balms are of the highest quality. We will offer a changing menu of 100% Fully Tested and Certified Medical Cannabis Strains and products. Our product menu will change daily, so please check product availability by using Leafly and this website. You can also contact us for more information.
We will provide a wide variety of strains ranging in CBD and THC ratios and strength to our customers.
Types of Cannabis
Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa are the two primary sub-species of the cannabis plant which are used medicinally. When the two species are bred together they will produce hybrid strains which are referred to as being either Indica dominant or Sativa dominant and can provide very different effects medicinally.
A species native to the Hindu Kush mountain range. C. indica adapted to colder and extreme temperatures of its native climate, thus, acquiring the ability to produce thick cannabinoid-dense resin for protection. C. indica are potent plants with high THC levels.
Landrace Afghani:Landrace indica from Afghanistan.
Strains Hindu Kush: Landrace indica from the Hindu Kush Mountains
Appearance: Short, bushy and cone-shaped. Dense branches, Leaves are short and broad
Genetics: Possess genes that code for enzyme THCA synthesis.
Makeup: higher levels of THC to CBD ratio.
Effects: Sedating “Couch-lock” that relaxes you into a full body euphoric rush. Best to use at nighttime. Enhanced sensees, perception of taste, sound and touch.
- muscle spasms
- helps with: lupus, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia
Side effects: Due to the heavy sedating effects, potent indica should be avoided when you need to be alert. The heavy sedating effects of indica can lead to some depressive behaviors and can make you feel unmotivated. If you suffer from depression consult with your physican or dispensary Clinical Director. A sativa or hybrid strain may be recommended to counteract these conditions.
A species with landrace strains in warm climates such as Mexico, Jamaica, Central America, And Southeast Asia. In the right conditions, these plants can grow up to 20 feet tall.
Landrace -Acapulco Gold: Sativa originating from Acapulco, Mexico
Strains -Durban Poison: Sativa originating from port city of Durban, South Africa
Columbian Gold: Sativa originating from the Santa Marta mountains in Colombia
Jamaican: Sativa originating from Jamaica
Hawaiian: Landrace sativa originating from Hawaii
Malawi Gold: Landrace sativa originating from Malawi, Africa
Appearance: Tall and thin
Genetics: Plants posess genes that code for enzyme CBDA synthase.
Makeup: Contains higher levels of CBD vs THC.
-Uplifts your mood providing a creative energy with cerebrally focused effects (good for daytime use)
-produces psychedelic effects sometimes
-makes your mind feel at ease
- Mood disorders
Side effects: Sativas can make you feel “high.” Some users may experience panic attacks, paranoia and anxiety from the THC in sativa. Strains with higher CBD or Indica with calming traits would be better options. Consult with your physician or dispensary Clinical Director for recommendations.
Properties and effects of C. Sativa & C. Indica
High THC level
Best suited for night use
Calming, sedating and relaxing
“Couch lock” or body buzz
Reduces anxiety and pain
Grows 3-4 feet typically
Flavor is typically sweet
High CBD level
Best suited for day use
Energetic and uplifting
Cerebral or hallucinogenic
Grows tall: Up to 20 ft.
Flavor is typically earthy
Courtesy of The High Campus™
What is CBD?
The darling of the media over the last several years in the medicinal cannabis movement has been cannabidiol or CBD. Most have heard of the story of Charlotte Figi, a young girl who suffered from Dravet syndrome which caused her to have 300+ seizures per week. When prescription medications became ineffective for her she was given CBD oils which reduced her seizures to 2-3 per month. Charlotte was a special case and dosing has not been standardized for her condition. CBD is some cases has made seizure conditions worsen. Patients and caregivers should discuss the possibility of using CBD to treat their seizures with their physician, neurologist and dispensary Clinical Director before considering its use.
CBD is one of over 70+ compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. CBD does not cause a high, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The main reason CBD is non-psychoactive is because it has little affinity for CB1 receptors which are located in the brain.
Studies suggest that CBD works to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC, including memory impairment and paranoia. Through genetic breeding we can adjust the amount of CBD and THC levels in a given strain to modulate the degree of psycho-activity a patient will experience.
Raphael Mechoulam, the discoverer of THC, contributed to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology which listed possible medical properties of CBD:
Medical properties of CBD
Combats tumor and cancer cells
Combats psychoactive disorders
Combats neuro-degenerative disorders
Combats nausea and vomiting
Combats seizure activity
Combats inflammatory disorders
Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Feb;75(2):323-33.