CHICAGO and LATROBE, Pa., June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI) (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of the retail chains Rise™ and Essence, today announced it will open Rise Mechanicsburg, its sixth retail location in Pennsylvania and 25th in the nation, on Thursday, June 27. Rise Mechanicsburg will host an open house for the community on Tuesday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The open house will be held before cannabis products are on site so all are welcome to attend and meet the Rise™ team, including the General Manager and Pennsylvania Market President.
“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.
“The Borough welcomes Rise Mechanicsburg to the Borough’s business community,” said Mechanicsburg Borough Manager Roger Ciecierski. “After meeting the staff and hearing how they have partnered with other communities, we are looking forward to ways they can become a valued participant in community functions and events. As with all the businesses in our town, we wish them much success and a long stay in Mechanicsburg.”
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