MariMed’s Illinois Thrive Dispensary Donates $10,000 to City of Harrisburg – Yahoo Finance

NORWOOD, Mass., Aug. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MariMed Inc. (MRMD:OTCQX,) a leading multi-state cannabis and hemp operator focused on health and wellness, announced today that their Illinois dispensary in Harrisburg, which operates under the Thrive brand, donated $10,000 to the city of Harrisburg, for public health and safety measures in the community.

The financial donation will go toward the funding of lighting, signage and other safety actions in Harrisburg, particularly at the busy traffic intersection where the Thrive dispensary is located. Additionally, the financial initiative will also be used to address overall health and safety needs of this community.

“Sales at our Thrive Harrisburg Dispensary have been booming since Illinois began the Adult-Use Program in January of this year. Thrive has quickly become the primary destination for cannabis consumers in this area as we serve both the adult-use and medical cannabis patients at this location. With rising demand, we’ve seen a marked increase in traffic, highlighting the need for additional safety measures,” said Gorgi Naumovski, General Manager and a founder of Thrive. “This donation will contribute to installing added safety measures, making this intersection safer for cannabis patients, consumers, and residents of our community. We’re extremely grateful for the support from Mayor John McPeek and City Council member Ron Morse to our business and to improve the health and safety in Harrisburg.”

“Thrive has been an asset to the community of Harrisburg and surrounding southeastern Illinois since they first opened their doors. Their recent donation of $10,000 was crucial towards acquisitions of new stop signs at busy intersections and increased public safety. We are thankful for Thrive and all that it does for our community and the great asset they have proven themselves to be,” said John Robert McPeek, Mayor of Harrisburg, Illinois.

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