Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. opened its Harrisburg dispensary on Tuesday. It’s the Phoenix-based cannabis company’s fifth in Pennsylvania.
The new dispensary was first announced in July, with the company stating it expected the business’ doors to open by the end of the year.
The Harvest Dispensary is the first medical marijuana dispensary in Harrisburg and is located at the Camp Curtin Fire Station on 2504 N. 6th St.
Harvest operates about 130 retail locations with more than 1,700 employees across 18 states. In Pennsylvania, the company operates dispensaries in Cambria and Lackawanna counties and two in Reading.
“The medical marijuana market in Pennsylvania has incredible potential, and we’re pleased to be growing our presence in the Commonwealth,” said Steve White, CEO of Harvest. “We’re looking forward to providing qualifying patients and caregivers with access to high-quality, innovative products and experiences, while working to educate and partner with the communities we serve.”
The former fire station that houses the new dispensary needed a number of repairs before Harvest could move in, including preserving the station’s bell tower.
Harvest has five affiliates in Pennsylvania that each have their own medical marijuana dispensary permits through the state Department of Health. While the company currently has only five operating dispensaries in Pennsylvania, its permits allow it to open ten more in the coming years.