Chicago and Carlisle, Pa., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis cultivator and dispensary operator dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis, and KW Ventures Holdings LLC will welcome the community on May 3 to RISE Carlisle for an open house, tour of the dispensary, an opportunity to meet the RISE team and to find out more about Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.  This will be before medicine is stocked at the dispensary to allow the entire community, not just patient card holders, to explore the site. RISE Carlisle will be GTI’s third dispensary in Pennsylvania, joining RISE Erie and RISE Steelton. It is the 12th GTI dispensary in the nation overall with a total of 20 GTI dispensaries expected to be operating in five states by the end of 2018.  The open house will be from noon to 3:00 pm with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00 pm.

“This industry is all about positive change and providing patients access to the medicine they need,” says Jonathan Gusdorff, Managing Partner, KW Ventures Holdings. “Our partnership with GTI and the RISE brand brings scalability, defined roadmaps, strong leadership and a track record of success, philanthropy, quality medicines and unparalleled service to the patients of Pennsylvania.”

“GTI is so honored to be a part of the Carlisle community and humbled by the warm welcome we’ve received,” says GTI CEO Pete Kadens. “Carlisle has a strong veterans’ community and I’m hopeful veterans, among others, who find medical marijuana helpful for chronic pain or PTSD are comforted knowing they will have a dispensary conveniently nearby.”

RISE Carlisle is located at 872 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle and will be open to patients starting May 5. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.


About Green Thumb Industries:

Green Thumb Industries (GTI) is a national cannabis cultivator, processor and dispensary operator dedicated to providing dignified access to safe and effective cannabis nationwide, while giving back to the communities in which they serve. With 27 operational licenses across five highly regulated U.S. markets, GTI’s team of experienced business professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists bring unmatched expertise, superior quality and transparency to the cannabis industry by operating world-class cultivation facilities and creating customer-first retail experiences via the suite of RISE dispensaries. GTI employs hundreds of people and serves hundreds of thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business.  More information is available at





Linda Marsciano