Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Abingdon

Another medical marijuana dispensary will be opening soon in Harford County, making four approved or awaiting state approval in Harford.

The RISE Abingdon dispensary would be the second slated for legislative District 34, which is entirely contained within Harford’s borders. The former Saxon’s Diamond Centers store in the 200 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard in Aberdeen is being redeveloped for the True Wellness dispensary.

State law allows for two dispensaries in each of Maryland’s 47 senatorial districts. Three districts, including District 7, District 34 and District 35 cover portions of Harford County. District 7 straddles Baltimore and Harford counties, and District 35 serves north-central Harford and western Cecil County.

Edgewood resident Chris Smith was impressed with the operations in RISE Joppa, a former Pulaski Highway liquor story that has been converted into the first medical cannabis dispensary in Harford County.

“It looks great in here, to be honest with you,” Smith told patient care specialist Julie Burgdorf…

The newest RISE dispensary is planned for what was formerly a bank branch at 3111 Emmorton Road, along Route 924 south of Singer Road.

Renovation work is underway, and the facility is expected to open this summer, according to a representative of the RISE parent company, Green Thumb Industries, or GTI.

“We are in the process of getting the [dispensary] license for Abingdon,” Linda Marsicano, vice president of corporate communications for GTI, wrote in an email Monday.

The dispensary must pass a state inspection, and receive final approval from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission before a license is issued, according to Marsicano.

This map shows you how to find Maryland’s open medical marijuana dispensaries.

Green Thumb Industries, based in Illinois, operates dispensaries throughout Maryland and in other states, plus it cultivates and processes medical

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