In 2014, Maryland became the 21st state to legalize medical cannabis when Governor O’Malley signed House Bill 881 into law, and also became the 18th state to decriminalize cannabis possession. The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission and the Maryland Department of Health were then tasked with developing regulations for patient registry, i.d. cards, licensing, and all others pertaining to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program.
Positive Energy first began taking form when Denise and Matt (Ocean City locals and business owners for 30+ years) first heard of the Maryland bill that legalized the use of medical cannabis. They began researching the plant and were astonished with the therapeutic benefits that cannabis had on many medical conditions. The two were especially impassioned with the hope that it could offer a better quality of life for Matt’s father, who has battled Parkinson’s disease for almost 30 years. With Matt unable to devote the time necessary to bring the dispensary to operation, their daughter Lyndsey stepped in to work alongside Denise. During the application phase, they worked meticulously to build a strong, local team and consulted seasoned cannabis professionals in other legalized states. The waiting process was arduous, but all came to fruition on December 9, 2016 when Positive Energy was awarded a license. From that point forward, an enormous amount of effort was put forth by Denise and Lyndsey to bring the dispensary to full operation to best cater to patients.
The logo was inspired by an untrimmed bud. The small leaves around the bud are often referred to as the 'sugar leaves.'
Positive Energy’s mission is to serve the needs
of its patients with care and compassion.
Based on a holistic balance of naturally occurring components, we provide a
wide selection of high quality medicinal cannabis products for
the improvement of human health while working to
develop a stable, professional cannabis industry in Maryland.
be well. stay Positive.
The Positive Energy team strives to excite, educate, and empower
themselves and others on the medicinal properties of cannabis.
Excite. We are living in an incremental point in history in that a plant that has been used as an ancient medicine for over 2,000 years; was prescribed as a medicine in the U.S. for 75 years; and has been unjustly prohibited for the past century is now being reintroduced to society. Cannabis has been used as a weapon for division by race and social status, for imprisonment, and for unethical personal gain.
We are working to change the conversation about cannabis to help end the stigma.
Educate. Prohibition has not been kind to neither public nor private knowledge on cannabis, but the 1992 discovery of the Endocannabinoid System documents a huge, medical breakthrough and confirmed that we have much to learn about cannabinoids. Education on cannabinoids and how they interact with our body to maintain a healthy balance is of utmost importance. Learning about different strains and methods of consumption helps patients tailor medical cannabis to both their body and their lifestyle..
Empower. We are able to have a relationship with our medicine--an all natural option--and choose how we wish to consume it. Having a choice, knowing how this medicine interacts with our bodies, and deciding how we want to feel is empowering. By pairing cannabis with a holistic health approach, we empower not only our bodies, but also our minds. The connection between the mind and body can be rediscovered and help realize a new, conscious level of health.