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About Us

Arise Alternative Medicine (AAM) is a female-owned, black-owned medical marijuana clinic founded in 2018 by board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Ebony Cross, NP. We are located in Waldorf, Maryland in the Smallwood Building, right down the street from Walmart on Crain Hwy between the Toyota dealership and Roy Rogers restaurant.


We provide in-person evaluations in our Southern Maryland office by appointment only. We also offer telemedicine evaluations for any Maryland resident who would prefer to meet virtually online from the comfort and privacy of their home.


Same day appoints are often available, so please call us!


Committed To Your Care

We know that conventional medications and treatment plans often fall short of the desired outcome and can testify from experience that medicinal THC and broad spectrum cannabis products can be essential tools in managing a wide array of physical and psychological conditions.


AAM is committed to making access to medical cannabis easy for those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, physical pain, and more. We offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment dedicated to getting you the care you need.


We are here to help you navigate through the process from start to finish, including advice about which medical marijuana products and dosing are recommended for your specific needs.

The Founder

Ebony Cross is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a NPMasters from the University of South Alabama. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and committed to ensuring that her patients receive the best possible care. Ebony specializes in treating mood, anxiety, psychosis, behavioral and developmental disorders in children, adolescents and adults, but can provide medical marijuana prescriptions for a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions. In addition to prescriptive services through AAM, Ebony Cross offers ongoing counseling and support services for mood, anxiety, psychosis, behavioral and developmental disorders for all ages through her private practice.

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