Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Another Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open On South Atherton

Another new State College-area medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in 2022.

Curaleaf will soon open a dispensary in the former Citizens Bank building at 1248 S. Atherton Street in State College.

Interior work at the building has been ongoing. A sign was recently installed outside the building, and the Massachusetts-based company’s website lists the dispensary as “coming soon.” A Curaleaf spokesperson has not yet responded to a request for comment about the shop’s opening date or other plans for the dispensary.

Curaleaf currently serves more than 350,000 registered patients through more than 100 dispensaries in 23 states. The company’s closest dispensaries to Centre County are in Altoona and DuBois. It is also planning new locations in Erie, Greensburg, and Wayne.

It is the second new dispensary in the works on South Atherton Street and will be the Centre Region’s third since Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program was enacted five years ago.

About a mile away, PharmaCann Inc. plans to open a Verilife dispensary in the former Home D Pizzeria building at 1820 S. Atherton Street, as previously reported by StateCollege.com.

A PharmaCann representative said earlier this year that the targeted opening date for the College Township Verilife location was November. A spokesperson did not yet respond to a question about the updated opening timeframe.

Brandon Nemec, government and regulatory affairs associate for PharmaCann, said in July that after renovations were completed the Chicago-based company would then go through state regulatory approvals and inspection.

“Verilife simply saw a tremendous opportunity to revitalize this location within the local State College business community and provide an additional access point for medical patients in the greater central Pennsylvania region,” Nemec said at the time.

Verilife currently has seven dispensaries in Pennsylvania, including one in Williamsport.

Nature’s Medicine, 2105 N. Atherton Street, is Centre County’s first medical marijuana dispensary and has been in operation since 2018.

More than 633,000 patients and caregivers were registered for Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program as of August, according to Spotlight PA. Patients must register for the program, receive certification from an approved physician that they suffer from a qualifying medical condition, and pay $50 for a medical marijuana ID card.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Geoff Rushton (StateCollege.com)

Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
54.9kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Geoff

Penn State Institutes Hiring Freeze Amid Budget Deficit

Penn State implemented a “strategic hiring freeze” on Monday as the university aims to balance an operating budget that had a nearly $200 million deficit for 2021-22.

Penn State Trustee Committee Endorses Plans For New $127.7 Million Liberal Arts Building

Unsealed Search Warrants Reveal Sexual Extortion Of Penn State Athletes By Woman They Met Online

Pat Freiermuth Trolls Pitt Fan With ‘PSU Is Better!’ Signature

Freiermuth may call Pittsburgh his home now, but he still hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Pat Freiermuth Trolls Pitt Fan With ‘PSU Is Better!’ Signature

Freiermuth may call Pittsburgh his home now, but he still hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Homefield Apparel To Launch Licensed Penn State Merch August 13

Penn State is finally and officially joining the iconic clothing line with a 15-piece collection.

‘Oeuf Boeuf Et Bacon’ French Diner To Open In Former Location Of Baby’s Burgers & Shakes

Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon — which is French for “egg, beef, and bacon” — will tentatively open in September.

 
Send this to a friend