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Medical marijuana dispensary in Amherst begins serving patients

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - A medical marijuana dispensary in Amherst will begin serving patients Monday.

According to Green Thumb Industries Spokesperson Linda Marsciano, RISE Amherst is the company's thirteenth dispensary and is expects 20 to be opened in five states by the end of 2018.

Marsciano said RISE Amherst will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. 

It is located at 169 Meadow Street. Qualifying conditions to access medical marijuana in Massachusetts include severe pain; muscle spasms; PTSD; glaucoma; cancer; Parkinson’s; ALS; HIV / AIDS; hepatitis C; Crohn’s disease; multiple sclerosis; and Alzheimer’s disease. 

22News Reporter Nick Aresco is covering this story. Watch tonight on 22News Starting at 5:00 p.m.


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