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Shop Review: Chesapeake Apothecary

Jam-packed with more gummies, chocolate and drinks than Willy Wonka’s kitchen.

Photos by Wyatt Early

Chesapeake Apothecary has two gorgeous stores in Maryland – one in White Plains and one in Clinton – where Founder and Chairman Seth Erlin’s personal approach to Cannabis is fueled by having witnessed his Aunt Kimberley suffer from ALS. Seth left a successful career in the culinary field to pursue the opening of this White Plains dispensary (his hometown), and has continued to advocate for Cannabis ever since. The store ebbs and flows with the desires and needs of the community – changing things like their hours and operating practices to make sure their customers are happy. If there is a must-see Cannabis store in Southern Maryland, this is it!

Setting and Vibe

The vibe here is best described as comfortable and elegant. All of the wood for the counters and displays is repurposed from the tornadoes that devastated La Plata, Maryland in 2002. In the waiting room you will find comfortable couches and TV screens to keep you occupied, or you can peep the menu while you wait. They have an earthy, mossy display in the middle of the dispensary room that reminds me of “The Hobbit” – and is definitely worth taking a closer look at. There’s also tons of accessories and branded clothing that truly embodies Cannabis culture, and the staff brings a great vibe with their fun, diverse and knowledgeable approach to the plant. 


The flower game here is on point, featuring anything and everything from Maryland’s top growers. Whether you are interested in the newest drops or just want to grab a pack of pre-rolls, they have you covered. No matter what your knowledge level is surrounding Cannabis, the staff will be able to steer you in the right direction to meet your unique needs. Keep an eye out for the full-ounce packages from SunMed! 


This building is large and even shares space with a processing lab that specializes in hash – including high quality options ranging from rosin to live resin. Because of this, they have a huge selection of concentrate products on the menu at any given time – including their ever-so-popular temple ball hash. I personally love knowing that my hash is being made right behind the doors I am purchasing it from, eliminating any chance for it to get exposed to external elements in transport. My favorite thing on the menu were the live rosin cartridges – one of the only rosin products available to recreational customers in Maryland.


Jam-packed with more gummies, chocolate and drinks than Willy Wonka’s kitchen, this edible menu is outstanding. They have more flavors of Wana chews than I could possibly begin to fit into this review. As new edibles hit the market, this store is actively seeking to add them to their shelves – keeping their selection fresh for customers and patients alike with everything from 5mg chews and chocolates, to 40mg per piece and 400mg per package options (and everything in between). You can’t go wrong with the sour blackberry chews from Smokiez – they’ve been in my stash lately and are highly recommended.

Product Review

Mandarin Sunset Temple Ball Baller Jar by Temple 
72.55% Total Cannabinoids and 6.506% Total Terpenes

You read that right: Baller jars of temple ball hash! For those who don’t know, a baller jar is a 3.5 gram jar of hash … and this is a true solventless beauty. Everyone has a little bit of a different preference for smoking temple balls – mine is to create little snakes and roll them into joints. You can also top them on bong or bowl packs for extra flavor and potency. Popping the lid off this jar unveiled a harmony of sweet and citrusy scents that I could not get out of my nose. This hash added significant flavor to my joint, taking the high to another level with every puff. 

Photos by @errlywyatt

About Wyatt Early

Wyatt is a Maryland native, stoner by nature, obsessor of hash rosin. After getting his start in the printing industry with a family company, he took on the role as state director for Maryland Leaf, and frequently contributes to the magazine with photos and articles.

This article was originally published in the January 2024 issue of Maryland Leaf.

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