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CHICAGO and OVIEDO, Fla., July 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Thumb Industries (GTI) (CSE:GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF), a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise™ and Essence retail stores, announced it will open its fourth retail location in Florida, Rise Oviedo, the community’s first cannabis store, on July 9, 2019. This is GTI’s 26th open location in the country.
Rise Deerfield Beach, Rise Pinellas Park and Rise Bonita Springs all opened earlier this year, and GTI has a retail footprint for up to 35 stores throughout Florida. The company owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Homestead where it cultivates and produces GTI’s branded cannabis products including Rythm and The Feel Collection. Rise™ also offers delivery to registered cardholders in Florida via orders placed at RiseCannabis.com or by contacting a Rise™ store directly.
“We are honored to be the first company to provide access to medical cannabis in Oviedo and to help Floridians exercise their right to wellness,” said GTI Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “Our Rise™ stores provide exceptional customer care and we’re thrilled to serve the people of Oviedo and surrounding communities.”
Oviedo is located less than 30 minutes from Orlando, the third largest city in Florida. The Greater Orlando Metropolitan area was named one of the United States’ fastest-growing regions per data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of registered patients in Florida has grown rapidly over the past year, increasing from about 130,000 in June 2018 to more than 315,000 in June 2019. Those interested in the state’s medical marijuana program can visit http://knowthefactsmmj.com.
Rise Oviedo is located at 4301 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About Green Thumb Industries:
Green Thumb Industries (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, is dedicated to providing dignified access to cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve. GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Rythm, Dogwalkers, The Feel Collection, and Beboe, among others. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national chains of retail cannabis stores called Rise™ and Essence. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GTI has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 89 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Established in 2014, GTI employs approximately 1,100 people and serves thousands of patients and customers each year. GTI was named a Best Workplace 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business. More information is available at GTIgrows.com.
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Source: Green Thumb Industries