Erie County's third medical marijuana dispensary opens Saturday – GoErie.com

A third medical marijuana dispensary, and first operated by GoodBlend Pennsylvania, is opening in Erie County.

GoodBlend — Erie, located at 2178 W. 38th St., will open Saturday at 9 a.m. It is the company’s second dispensary to open in Pennsylvania.

Customers will need a Medical Marijuana Card to enter the dispensary and purchase products, just like they do at the two local Rise Erie dispensaries.

Patients who buy medical marijuana products at GoodBlend might have the opportunity to participate in medical research projects related to UPMC, a Pennsylvania Department of Health spokesman said in 2020.

As part of a 10-year agreement, GoodBlend’s parent company, Atlanta-based Parallel, will provide UPMC with at least $3 million in unrestricted grants to be used for the study of medical marijuana, with an initial focus on treating symptoms of sickle cell disease, according to UPMC.

Contact David Bruce at dbruce@timesnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ETNBruce.

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