Peninsula Alternative Health Awarded License

Peninsula Alternative Health (PAH) will soon make history as the first medical cannabis dispensary on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This week, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) awarded PAH an official dispensary license, and after full inspection by the MMCC, PAH plans to open its doors within 30 days.

“Awarding of the official license and passing the MMCC inspection were the final steps in the process,” Anthony Darby, CEO of PAH said. “We are one of six dispensaries currently awarded in the State of Maryland, and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to provide medical cannabis to pre-approved patients very soon.”

Licensed medical cannabis growers and processors have been working throughout the state to make this alternative treatment available for dispensaries to provide to qualifying patients, and approved dispensaries are expected to have product within 30 days.

PAH was created in 2015 to provide alternative medicine to patients who can benefit from safe access to quality medicinal cannabis. Our dispensary will serve Maryland District 37, which encompasses portions of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico counties.

“Peninsula Alternative Health will be a medical home for our patients where they feel comfortable, safe and supported in their decisions and therapy choices,” PAH Clinical Director, Dr. Mary Pat Hoffman, PharmD, said.

“By operating within a medical model, we are confident that effectively partnering with our patients in the judicious use of medicinal cannabis will improve our patients’ overall quality of life. Collectively, we will be a trusted resource for our patients, their families, and their primary care providers.”

Maryland residents who wish to apply for a medical cannabis card should visit for more information on registration and qualifying medical conditions for use of medicinal cannabis in the state of Maryland.