Pikesville Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries, is offering bracelets to medical marijuana patients to help them understand how they can access the medical drug.
The bracelets have a variety of designs, including a simple outline with a small amount of medical marijuana on the back.
A smaller outline is used to indicate that a medical marijuana patient needs to come in to pick up the drug, while the larger outline indicates a specific medical condition.
The medical marijuana group, Ascension Medical Group, has been offering the bracelets since July, and it’s now available at several medical marijuana clinics around the state.
Pikesporters can get the bracelet by visiting the Medical ID Center or calling 1-800-933-2894.
The group said the braceets are a great way to help patients better understand the intricacies of the medical cannabis law and how to get the medicine.
“We wanted to create a unique and easy-to-read bracelet that’s accessible to everyone,” said Dr. Scott Riggs, CEO of Ascension Medical.
“It’s a great gift to patients who have experienced seizures, chronic pain, cancer or other serious illnesses.”
The bracelet was created by Pikesports Health Care, a medical cannabis company, to educate the public about the benefits of medical cannabis and how it works.
Piersport is home to Ascension Medical Center and the Ascension Medical and Dental Clinic.
Riggs said the group has received a lot of positive feedback from patients, many of whom are people who have been prescribed marijuana for medical purposes.
“A lot of them said they’d rather have a personalized bracelet than a prescription,” he said.
The Pikesporters were also looking to educate doctors about the medical benefits of cannabis, and Riggs said he thinks this bracelet will do that.
“It’s great to be able to educate our doctors on the benefits and the potential of medical use,” Riggs told ESPN.
“They should be able read the brace, it’s very helpful.”
Piersport resident Kym Lacey said she likes the design of the brace and said she’ll be sure to pick it up when it’s available.
“I just want to make sure that my kids know how to do it,” she said.