ATLANTA and PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Parallel (the “Company”), one of the largest privately-held multi-state cannabis operators in the United States (U.S.), announced today that it commenced sales of medical cannabis products in Pennsylvania through the opening of its first goodblend™ retail branded store in Pittsburgh, with the intent to open a second store in Erie in the coming weeks. goodblend™ is a new cannabis cultivator, producer, and retailer in Pennsylvania.
“This is another milestone for Parallel, as we are now serving the rapidly growing needs of medical cannabis patients in the Commonwealth,” said William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Parallel. “We believe Pennsylvania is an exciting, high-growth cannabis market and we look forward to providing well-being through cannabinoids to patients across Pennsylvania in the years to come.”
Pennsylvania, with almost 13 million residents, is the sixth most populous state in the U.S. The Commonwealth’s Medical Marijuana Program today has approximately 500,000 registered patients and caregivers.
“I couldn’t be more excited for our team to begin serving qualifying patients within goodblend’s approachable retail environment. Our dispensaries are designed to make patients feel comfortable, with expert retail guides ready to answer any questions and help them find the right cannabis products to fit their specific needs,” said Elizabeth (Liz) Conway, Regional President, of Parallel and goodblend Pennsylvania. “For the past few months, we’ve been conducting local job recruitment in addition to having held preparatory informational sessions on expungement in partnership with the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) to support social equity and economic empowerment in our communities. Now, we welcome community medical patients into our stores.”
The Pittsburgh dispensary is located at 5502 Baum Boulevard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Regular operating hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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