Chicago and Joppa, Md., April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis cultivator and dispensary operator dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis, will welcome patients on April 27 at RISE Joppa, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland’s Harford County. RISE Joppa is GTI’s tenth dispensary in the nation with a total of 20 GTI dispensaries expected to be operating in five states by the end of 2018.
“We are so honored to be able to bring relief to more patients in Maryland who are suffering and can benefit from medical cannabis,” says GTI’s Maryland Market President Andy Grossman. “Harford County has been especially hard hit by the opioid epidemic and GTI is hopeful that by offering an alternative treatment for chronic pain and other conditions we can have a positive impact on this issue which is so important to families and the community.”
Harford County saw a nearly 50 percent increase in opioid-related fatalities in 2017 versus 2016. Research shows that when marijuana is available legally, the rate of prescriptions