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Mercer County’s second medical marijuana dispensary is open for business.

RISE Dispensaries, which also has a Hermitage location, opened RISE Grove City on April 17 at 225 Westside Square Drive in the Springfield Commons Plaza in Springfield Township.

RISE, owned by Green Thumb Industries Inc., had a successful first day, when the store’s profits were donated to the Grove City Community Food Pantry, said Tim Hawkins, commercial general manager at GTI.

“We believe in being part of this community… but we’re not done,” he said of how the company will continue to support local nonprofits.

This latest dispensary is the company’s 79th location in the United States and the 17th in Pennsylvania, and there are now 173 dispensaries across the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a map of existing dispensaries, so GTI was looking at lesser-served areas like Grove City, Hawkins said.

In 2018, the state legalized medical marijuana for patients with certain health conditions, so some folks aren’t too familiar with how it works.

There are 23 qualifying conditions — including anxiety, chronic pain and PTSD — in Pennsylvania for use of

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