Curaleaf Maryland Introduces New Clinical Director

Introducing Curaleaf Maryland's New Clinical Director: Dr. Travis Poonai, PharmD, RPh


It’s official: Curaleaf Maryland dispensaries now offer an on-site cannabis pharmacist! We’re pleased to introduce you to our new Clinical Director, Travis Poonai, PharmD, RPh. In addition to being a Doctor of Pharmacy, Travis nears the completion of a Master of Medicinal Cannabis Science and Therapeutics degree.

While his academic achievements are important, we thought you might appreciate learning a little bit more about Travis’s background as it relates to cannabis. So we asked him! Here’s what he had to say:

As a long-time advocate for cannabis and proponent for alternative medicine, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the cannabis industry and stand behind something I believe in, every single day. To apply my knowledge and help patients optimize their medical cannabis treatment experience is a dream come true.

I have had a passion for cannabis and alternative methods of healing for as long as I can remember. When I initially pursued a career in Pharmacy/Medicine, my intention was to learn as much as I could about alternative treatments—as well as pharmaceutical medications—in order to assist patients in making informed decisions about medications. At the time, I never could have imagined where the medical cannabis industry would be today.

As for how he approaches medication—and what guidance he can offer—Travis says:

Whether you turn to alternative medicine or pharmaceutical therapy, my intention is to help you maximize the benefit of your chosen method while safely utilizing your medication. I feel my educational training in the University of Maryland’s Masters of Medicinal Cannabis program, combined with my experience as a pharmacist, has equipped me to do this to the best of my ability.

I’m here to help patients of all cannabis experience levels. Many new patients prefer to avoid inhalation but are overwhelmed by the choices. I can help narrow down the options! A more seasoned patient may be ready to explore balancing cannabinoid ratios to meet their specific needs. You’ve come to the right place! Experienced patients who medicate with frequency? I am here to evaluate which concentrates to consider, as well as the dosage required to achieve your desired result (without overdoing it).

I’m honored to play an active role in the advancement and shaping of the medical cannabis industry here in Maryland. It’s an exciting time to be here at Curaleaf! I look forward to meeting you soon.

No matter what your level of experience is with cannabis, Travis is here to help! His knowledge—coupled with our extremely well-educated staff—makes Curaleaf Maryland an unmatched resource for cannabis guidance.

Raring to chat? To schedule a consultation with Dr. Travis Poonai, please call your local Curaleaf store or email at:


Guess what? 2021 brings even MORE ease and excitement to your Curaleaf cannabis experience! Here’s how:

Something BIG is coming…

There are many great changes coming to our Maryland community this year. We wish we could tell you, and we will—as soon as we can! In the meantime, be sure to sign up for our emails or texts. This way, when the big reveal happens, you’ll to be the first to know.

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New & improved deals & discounts

If you love our current deals, we’ve got good news: They’re only going to get better!

  • Wednesday: Quarter of the Day – Historically, we’ve featured HMS flower specials every Wednesday, known as the “Quarter of the Day” [QotD]. For 2021, this special will expand to include multiple new cultivators and strains!
  • Thursday: 100 Minutes of Savings – Every Thursday in 2021 from 4:20pm-6pm, patients will have 100 minutes to save 15% on the entire store! (Non-sale items only)
  • Friday: Buy More, Save More (formerly known as the TGIF Discount) – You may be familiar with our popular “TGIF” deal: 15% off $100 or more every Friday. Since 2021 is all about improvements, we had to make this deal even better! So, in the new year, we’re pleased to officially offer our “Buy More, Save More” discount: Spend $150, save $25. Spend $200, save $40. Spend $250, save $50!

Patient Appreciation Discounts

Check out all the new ways our patients can save:

  • Every Monday and Tuesday: 10% off for healthcare workers
  • Every First Tuesday: 25% off for veterans; 22% every other day
  • Every Second Thursday: 20% off for seniors (60+); 10% every other day
  • Every Last Sunday: 25% off for cannabis industry workers

All in all, it’s shaping up to be a bright new year for Curaleaf Maryland. We can’t wait to guide you towards greater knowledge—and greater savings! —as you continue your cannabis journey.

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