Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, announces the opening of the first Curaleaf-branded retail location in the Pennsylvania market with a new dispensary at 7040 Jonestown Road in Harrisburg, marking its 97th retail location nationwide. A ribbon-cutting ceremony in partnership with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation is scheduled during the store’s Grand Opening on Tuesday, February 2 at 1:15 pm EST.
Curaleaf’s further expansion into Pennsylvania will provide increased access to high-quality medical cannabis products, innovative consumption formats, and leading national brands such as Grassroots and Select. Of the 23 qualifying conditions for the close to 504,000 registered patients in caregivers in the state, pain, anxiety and PTSD account for 80% of all certifications, making veteran access to cannabis a top priority. As such, Curaleaf offers discounts to veterans, seniors, and first-time patients alike.
The new 2,750 square foot Curaleaf dispensary is situated in the greater Harrisburg area, strategically located directly off Route 22, the main thoroughfare between Harrisburg and Hershey, which will provide optimal patient access to all in the Dauphin County area. Formerly a bank with a drive through, the space allows for two lanes for curbside pick-up, a vital detail in assuring easy access for patients during COVID-19. As the state capital, Harrisburg and its surrounding cities make up the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the state.
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. closed on its acquisition of GR Companies, Inc. (“Grassroots”) on July 23, 2020. In connection with that acquisition, nine Herbology retail locations in Pennsylvania will come under the Curaleaf umbrella and branding. The Company has plans for additional expansion in Pennsylvania’s medical market throughout 2021.
“We are excited to open a Curaleaf retail location in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offering our unparalleled patient care and education, as well as our premium cannabis products,” said Joe Bayern, Curaleaf President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to serving this community and anticipate that demand will quickly surpass projected sales in this market, as cannabis continues to gain acceptance for a variety of health and wellness needs.”
In 2020, Curaleaf’s Pennsylvania subsidiary was approved as a Clinical Registrant in Pennsylvania by the Commonwealth’s Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana. This first-in-the-nation research program is shaping the future of medical cannabis treatment. As a Clinical Registrant, Curaleaf supports research initiatives into the potential medical benefits of cannabis by providing medical cannabis, expertise and distribution to patients participating in medical research studies. This designation builds upon Curaleaf’s efforts to be a leading industry resource in education and advancement through advocacy.
Curaleaf Harrisburg patients will benefit from the location’s five point-of-sale stations, one waiting room and patient consultation room. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. A portion of proceeds from opening day will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank as a continuation of Feed the Block, an initiative of Curaleaf’s Corporate Social Responsibility program developed to combat and address food insecurity in the communities in it serves.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis businesses have been deemed an essential service across the country, including in Pennsylvania. Curaleaf remains committed to serving patients and customers with the products they rely on while implementing heightened safety and hygienic measures for the safety of all team members and customers in all of its facilities.