First Medical Marijuana Dispensary opens in DuBois

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 16, 2018.

The first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Monday in DuBois. Grassroots Cannabis, an Illinois-based medical cannabis company, opened a new Herbology medical cannabis dispensary on South Brady Street.

A public ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the dispensary.

More than 40 patients stopped by the dispensary of the company, which has licensed business operations in six states.

Cannabis products, including flower, ingestible and topicals, cannabidiol (CBD) products, concentrates, oil vape cartridges and disposable vape pens are available in the dispensary.

Grassroots Cannabis is the second Herbology location in Pennsylvania and the fourth Herbology location nationwide.  

The dispensary will be opened from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Speaking about the opening of the dispensary, Ian Gibbs, Outreach and Marketing Manager for Grassroots Cannabis said, "For most people, there aren't many locations in Pennsylvania and DuBois is a nice centralized area."

Officials said the cannabis products come from Cresco Yeltrah's marijuana cultivation facility in Brookville.

Some of the patients were also happy that a dispensary opened closer to them.

"Now that we have a dispensary closer in my area it's a godsend," patient Jason Martinez, who uses medical cannabis to alleviate symptoms related to his blood cancer. Martinez no longer must drive to Butler for his prescriptions.

Grassroots Cannabis is the largest medical cannabis provider in Illinois and it is one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the nation. 

According to officials, a dispensary will also be opened in Altoona soon.

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