Anne Arundel's first marijuana dispensary opens
LINTHICUM, Md. (WBFF) - Anne Arundel County got its first medical marijuana dispensary Monday.
With the county being one of the hardest-hit by the opioid crisis, Green Point Wellness says it wants to offer an alternative for people with medical conditions.
The dispensary opened off of Elkridge Landing Road, near BWI Airport.
Tony Tuscov spoke with FOX45's Kelly Andersen about the hard work he put in, spending more than two years trying to open the dispensary.
Tuscov is trailblazing a new industry in the area.
But he wants to make it clear that it's not for play.
"I know Anne Arundel County doesn't want one on every corner, which I agree [with]. This is a very professional industry," he said.
With about 150 opioid-related deaths in the county last year, Tuscov wants to provide options for people in pain.
"With the opioids and the heroin in the community, I think this is an alternative medication that will help patients," he said.
Tuscov said the dispensary already has 70 appointments booked for Tuesday.
Marijuana here can cost two to three times more than some parts of the West Coast. But customers hope that will change as the industry grows.