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For Raymond Myers of Irwin, the opening of a new medical marijuana dispensary in the borough is a blessing, a place he can walk to get medication for his anxiety, depression and back pain.
“The medical marijuana has really helped me. I use wax and (marijuana) flower. This (Irwin site) saves me $8 for a round-trip bus ride to Greensburg” to that medical marijuana facility, Myers, 46, said.
Megan Milliron of Jeannette was waiting in line to get inside the Beyond/Hello Irwin dispensary, which opened along Route 30 Friday, tucked among gas stations, banks and fast-food restaurants.
She steers clear of traditional anxiety medication “because there are too many side effects,” Milliron, 32, said. “This works for me. It helps me to be more productive, helps me to be happy.”
They were among a steady stream of customers coming to the facility owned by Jushi Holdings Inc of Boca Raton, Fla., through its Bioscience SW-LLC subsidiary. It is the 11th dispensary for Franklin Bioscience in the state and is among the 109 total in Pennsylvania, the state health department