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"I believe people should be able to choose the medicine that works for them."

Dr. Mary is a Family Physician, medical doctor with in-depth experience caring for patients from California to Maine. A native of San Diego, CA with a love for adventure, Dr. Mary traveled to Maine in 2010 for the lobstah and seasons. Falling in love the this beautiful state and its hearty people, she decided to make Maine her home.

Starting out seeing patients in Waterboro for Goodall Hospital, which was later bought by Southern Maine HealthCare, she was providing cannabis certificates free of charge to her patients. After seeing the tremendous need for access Dr. Mary created Budding Potentials. Now she serves the entire state of Maine, making her mark as the first "house call  cannabis doc" in the State.


- US Navy 1979 - 1983

- Clinical practice and Locum Tenens in AZ and ME 2007-2013

- Private Practice - Budding Potentials - since 2013


- UCLA - Bachelor of Science: Biology, Ecology and Evolution - 1999 magna cum laude

- UC Irvine - Medical Doctorate - 2004

- Family Medicine Residency - Scottsdale AZ - 2007

- Fellowship: Faculty Development and Education - University of AZ Medical school- 2007


Dr. Mary lives her life by the maxim: "Work hard, play hard" and espouses finding healthy life balance in our busy world. Balance is more easily found when the work you do is also your passion. Dr. Mary has taught sailing in Santa Monica, CA, owned her own business as ACE Certified Personal Trainer in Los Angeles and now travels Maine for patient care.

Her passion for travel and adventure (and motorcycles!) led her to participate in The Iron Butt Challenge where she rode 1000 miles in 24 hours for charity! She has stories of a beautiful cross country motorcycle drive from San Diego to Virginia/DC area for fun. She has solo backpacking treks through the desert and mountains with her dog as well. Recent world travel includes a journey to Peru and up coming trips to Africa and Greece. 


Laura P., Doctor's Assistant Extraordiaire

Hi, I am Laura. Or as many of you know me, "Laura from Facebook" or "Laura from the forums". You have likely seen me around helping others and advocating for our Medical Cannabis Program via social media. 

   I live in Penobscot County with my son, Colton, and my husband, Corey. In my spare time I enjoy doing anything outdoors related. Foraging, hiking, gardening, etc. I am very passionate about learning about natural remedies. I enjoy growing and making my own food and medicine. It is my goal to be self sustaining someday. 

Maine has given me many blessings which is why I am so  passionate about helping others. I am blessed every day to be a part of such an amazing team so that we may ensure Maine has safe, affordable access to safe, natural medicine.  

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