Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Silver Spring Invites Public in for a …

Owners say Fenton Street store could begin selling product in coming week

Bethany Rodgers

Bethesda resident Denise Dougherty said entering a medical marijuana dispensary in California felt a little “like you’re sneaking into a speakeasy.”

“I could hardly find a door,” said the 70-year-old woman, who suffers from chronic pain.

According to Dougherty, the vibe was decidedly different Tuesday when she walked into the sunny lobby of RISE Silver Spring, a new medical marijuana outlet at 7900 Fenton St.

The business invited the media, prospective patients and curious members of the public in for a ribbon cutting and more at