Kate Malongowski @bctkate
BUTLER — Obtaining legal medical marijuana will become a reality in western Pennsylvania this month as the Pittsburgh region’s first dispensary opens for business Feb. 15.
Cresco Yaltrah LLC in Butler opened its doors for media tours Thursday and has open houses planned for Saturday and Sunday.
“We’re excited to be providing relief to patients in Pennsylvania,” said Trent Hartley, co-founder of Cresco Yaltrah, or CY+. “Finally.”
The facility will offer pills, capsules, topical lotions, dermal patches, tincture sprays, concentrates and vaporizer pens. Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is not legalized in plant or edible form.
Charlie Bachtell, founder and CEO, said he wants patients to treat this like any other medicine.
“When you take one Tylenol, you know what one Tylenol does,” he said, adding that the same can be said for medical marijuana that is ingested in pill form.
CY+ is among several dispensaries opening in the region; CY+ will also open a location in Pittsburgh’s Strip District and at a third to-be-determined location in Pennsylvania. Other dispensary companies will soon be opening locations in Allegheny,