The medical marijuana industry continues to show signs of growth in Berks County with the opening of a dispensary in Wyomissing on Friday — the borough’s first.
The new retail dispensary, Sunnyside, shares a building with Yale Electric Supply at 208 N. Park Road, just up the street from the well-trafficked Knitting Mills mixed-use development.
Sunnyside sells legal cannabis and cannabis products to customers who have obtained a prescription from their health care provider.
It is the fifth Sunnyside location in Pennsylvania and 38th dispensary opened in the U.S. by Chicago-based marijuana wholesaler Cresco Labs.
“We’re continuously focused on normalizing the cannabis buying experience,” William Butler, senior vice president of retail at Cresco Labs, said in a release.
“Our goal is for patients who prioritize their health and wellness to feel as comfortable buying cannabis products as they do visiting a supermarket or fitness center,” he said. “We take great pride in providing education about different products, forms and dosages so they can consume confidently and achieve desired effects.”
The nearly 6,000-square-foot retail store did not require special zoning or approval, as Wyomissing amended its zoning ordinance in 2017 to permit medical marijuana dispensaries, the borough confirmed.
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