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US (PA): Medical cannabis growing facility opens in Perry County

A Lower Paxton Township-based company that opened its first medical cannabis dispensary in Lower Paxton Township in June, has now opened a growing facility in Penn Township, Perry County and another dispensary in Lancaster.

Last month, PA Options for Wellness opened the grow/process facility at 50 Perry Ave. in the Perry Innovation Park in Penn Township near Duncannon, which is also home to Mutzabaugh’s Family Market, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Rite Aid and others.

Construction on the outside of the building has been completed and construction also has been completed party on the inside of the building as well. The facility is in what the company is calling its first of probably three to four phases, according to PA Options for Wellness CEO, Thomas Trite, who founded the company in 2014. During each phase the company plans to expands its growing operation.

At the moment the facility employs seven people and is growing medical cannabis at the moment strictly for research. In the next two months probably, the company plans to double its employees and will be hiring new employees for positions for growing, security, processing and packaging. By the first quarter of next year the company hopes to employ 30 to 40 people at the facility. Eventually the company plans to hire more than 60 people at the 65,000-square-foot facility.


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