RISE puts emphasis on people, earns Best Cannabis Dispensary – Chicago Daily Herald

Since the products at cannabis dispensaries are very similar, you might wonder what makes one dispensary stand out from the rest.

When you visit a RISE Cannabis Dispensary, you’ll see the difference pretty quickly: It’s the people.

“What’s really different is the amount of time and effort you put into your people,” said Tim Hawkins, vice president of retail field operations at Green Thumb Industries, which owns RISE. “Hiring the right people is a massive part of our job.

“We hire the best and brightest out there and educate them,” he added. “They’re very knowledgeable — if you have a question, pretty much anyone in that dispensary should be able to answer you, or find someone who does. It really is about our people. We invest in them greatly.”

RISE Dispensaries earned the Best of the Best nod for Best Cannabis Dispensary in the Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice contest.

There are nine RISE dispensaries in Illinois, several of them in the Chicago area, including Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Niles and Mundelein, where RISE opened its first dispensary for medical use in 2015. The Naperville and Mundelein locations

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