Green Thumb gets the green light for dispensary – Yahoo News

Oct. 25—SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — Springfield Township is one step closer to having Mercer County’s second medical marijuana dispensary.

Supervisors on Oct. 17 approved a conditional use application filed by Green Thumb Industries following a brief discussion addressing questions raised by a neighboring business.

The Chicago-based company owns the Rise chain of dispensaries, including one at 2880 E. State St., Hermitage; that location opened in 2019.

They are aiming to open another Rise dispensary at 225 Westside Square Drive as part of the Springfield Commons Plaza on state Route 208, also known as Leesburg-Grove City Road.

The plaza is already home to several restaurants and a hair salon, and it is just west of Grove City Premium Outlets and next to Marriott TownePlace Suites.

The plaza is also near Black Bear Hemp Dispensary on Garrett Drive, which sells cannabidiol, or CBD, products.

Jesse Worsk, who opened the business in 2021 with his wife Carrie, told supervisors they have concerns about security at the proposed dispensary and its proximity to local church services.

The township’s ordinance for medical marijuana dispensaries says that they have to be more than 1,000 feet away by sight from a church or place of worship.

There is a group that holds services every week nearby;

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