Centre Region’s Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary Slated to Open in October – Statecollege.com

Vytal Options medical marijuana dispensary plans to open in October at 1653 N. Atherton St. Photo by Geoff Rushton | StateCollege.com

The State College area’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary is set to open this fall.

Pennsylvania-based Vytal Options expects to open on Oct. 3 at 1653 N. Atherton St., near Walmart in the North Atherton Place plaza. The dispensary will be open 10 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Patton Township location will be Vytal Options’ sixth in the state.

A State College-area location was a natural fit for the dispensary, whose parent company, PA Options for Wellness, signed a 10-year agreement with the Penn State College of Medicine in 2019 to collaborate on research into the potential benefits and risks of using marijuana extracts to treat a variety of health issues.

“Vytal Options, a PA Options for Wellness medical marijuana dispensary, is excited to bring our excellent patient service as well as quality products to the State College area,” CEO and founder Thomas A. Trite said in a statement. “We were one of the first three medical marijuana clinical registrants approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to conduct research. After undergoing an extensive review process, we were

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