A company that has received pre-approval for a medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland is planning to open one in Aberdeen in June, according to its owner. Meanwhile, the first dispensary in Harford County is due to open Friday.
Kal Shah, who lives in Ellicottt City, said his company, Blue Mountain Care, purchased the former Saxon’s building in the 200 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard and will be opening a medical cannabis dispensary called True Wellness the first week of June.
Harford County’s first dispensary RISE Joppa, scheduled to open Friday and operated by Green Thumb Industries, is a “national cannabis cultivator and dispensary operator dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis,” according to a news release from GTI.
Officials at Green Thumb operator of the Joppa dispensary opening today, said research shows that when marijuana is available legally, the rate of prescriptions for opioids decreases, and that overdose fatalities decrease in regions where marijuana is legal.
“Last year there were 45,000 deaths from opioid overdoses, that’s 123 a day across the country. This crisis has no