PHOENXIVILLE >> Phoenixville’s medical marijuana dispensary opened Friday and patients could not have been more pleased with their first experience.
“I live in Phoenixville so I’m really happy that there’s a dispensary here,” said Alex Theodos, 29, the first patient at Cure Pennsylvania in Phoenixville on Friday. “I’m excited that Pennsylvania being in medical marijuana is finally moving forward. These are really nice people after meeting them today and getting to know them. This is a really knowledgeable place.”
Cure Pennsylvania, located at 500 Kimberton Pike in Phoenixville, opened at 10 a.m. Friday to a full parking lot. The dispensary followed the opening of another Cure location in Lancaster last month. Cure received its permit to open in June of last year and have been working since on opening their two locations.
“We looked at a couple hundred different sites when we were looking back last year in the spring during the permitting process,” said Ryan Smith, COO of Cure Pennsylvania. “We just think that this is a very progressive area. It’s an up-and-coming area in terms of the kind of thing that this is … We’re super excited to be here and we’re thrilled right now at the turnout.”
The dispensary’s focus is on giving patients access to a variety of medical marijuana treatments through professional consultations, which has been incredibly helpful to people like Theodos who has sought medical marijuana treatment since being diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma several years ago.
“I had stage three Hodgkins lymphoma when I was 20. I’m nine years in remission and I have PTSD stemming from it so being able to legally buy PTSD medication is a lot better than the pharmaceuticals I’m on or going to the black market,” said Theodos.
Currently, Pennsylvania state law does not allow flower, dry leaf,