County's first med marijuana dispensary has successful launch – Meadville Tribune

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VERNON TOWNSHIP — Crawford County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is now open for business.

The latest location of Rise Dispensaries opened on March 31, located at the former Key Bank office at 18914 Park Avenue Plaza. It is the 56th Rise dispensary owned by Green Thumb Industries Inc.

Tim Hawkins, vice president of retail field operations with Green Thumb, said the opening for the dispensary has gone well. The location has a unique feature compared to other Rise stores — a drive-thru window, left over from the building’s days as a bank.

“Really nice, steady flow so people haven’t had to wait too long in lines,” Hawkins said when asked about how the first few days have gone.

The store donated the sales from its first day of operation to Women’s Services, though Hawkins said an announcement on the amount donated is pending.

While regulations currently forbid people from purchasing medical marijuana online, shoppers at Rise can reserve products at risecannabis.com. Customers will be asked to set up a time during regular hours to visit the store and can then go through the drive-thru.

For example, “If you’re a night owl, at

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