Green Thumb Industries (GTI) (CSE:GTII,OTCQX:GTBIF) announced the opening of a new dispensary in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This shop represents the sixth marijuana dispensary, under the Rise brand name, in Pennsylvania.
As quoted in the press release:
“We are thrilled to open the sixth Rise location in Pennsylvania and to create additional jobs in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metropolitan area,” said GTI Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “We look forward to providing exceptional customer care and to helping more people exercise their right to wellness.”
Rise currently has locations in Erie, Steelton, Carlisle, York and Latrobe. GTI entered the Pennsylvania market in 2017 and has a manufacturing facility in Danville where the company produces its branded products including Rythm vape cartridges and flower.
As of April 2019, over 100,000 patients have been certified by the state’s medical marijuana program and more than 131,000 patients have registered to participate. The state currently has a robust list of 21 qualifying conditions, including opioid use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe chronic pain.