JOPPA, MD — The first medical marijuana dispensary in Harford County is set to open this week. RISE Joppa will begin serving patients on Friday, April 27.
RISE Joppa will be overseen by Green Thumb Industries (GTI), which runs dispensaries in several states. The company already operates two RISE locations in Maryland, one in Bethesda and another in Silver Spring.
“We are thrilled to join the Joppa community and look forward to serving our patients,” Pete Kadens, chief executive officer of GTI, said in a statement.
“Our goal at our RISE dispensaries is to provide the very best care to our patients while offering the the most effective and quality medical marijuana available,” Kadens said.
Maryland legalized medical marijuana in 2013 and the first dispensary in Maryland opened in December 2017. Currently there are 46 licensed dispensaries across the state.
Medical use of marijuana has been legalized in 29 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The process to obtain cannabis legally in Maryland entails registering with the Maryland