Thank you very much for being pioneers in this state and for doing it correctly. Every staff member is always in good spirits, extremely helpful and informative. Taking the time to explain in detail any questions a person has and the ones the don't think to ask. Glad and grateful for your presence here. Thank you. Be safe.
This is the dispensary I've been waiting for up here. I'm from Southern California and was used to a certain level of quality and service, which I just hadn't found up north. The staff are super friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. The quality of the product, and the prices are outstanding. Straight up, if you live within an hour of this place (talking to you Lake Tahoe) it is WELL worth the drive! Help these guys get all the business they can, they truly deserve it!
The City of Hagerstown is very pleased that Green Thumb Industries (GTI) Maryland LLC has identified a property site in Washington County in the Hopewell Valley Industrial Park, and intends to submit an application to the State of Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission for a medical cannabis cultivation permit. We value and welcome the investment that GTI would make in the development of a facility and the creation of jobs for residents of the City of Hagerstown and the region. The City supports GTI Maryland LLC's application to the State of Maryland.
Mayor David S. Gysberts — Hagerstown, MD
I am providing this letter of support on behalf of Green Thumb Industries to establish a cultivation and processing center for Medical Marijuana in Washington County, Maryland. I have researched GTI's industrial record and find that it is a very reputable company. The Washington County Commissioners have given their blessing to GTI's operations within Washington County and I support that decision.
I believe GTI will provide needed employment opportunities in Washington County. I do not see this grow operation to be anything but a business wanting to establish a working relationship with Washington County. Therefore, I support their efforts to obtain a permit for cultivation and processing center for medical marijuana through the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for a facility in Washington County, Maryland. The Washington County Sheriff's Office stands ready to support GTI in this endeavor.
Sheriff Doug Mullendore — Washington County, MD
Great people. Every person behind the counter is amazing. I'm new to all this and it just feels comfortable. Plus a very nice place as well. They make you feel like a person with a voice instead of a number to a doctor.
GTI first approached the City of Rock Island in June regarding land we owned in an industrial park. Throughout June and much of July, city staff worked to ensure the site meets the criteria set forth in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act for a medical cannabis cultivation center. As it became clear that the site meets the legal requirements, I met with members of the GTI team to ensure they would be a good partner for Rock Island. I was joined at this meeting by state Representative Pat Verschoore. I came away very impressed with their approach and attention to detail regarding a business that they were building from the ground up. I was also pleased to see that the GTI partners have a track record of giving back to the communities where their current businesses reside.
After meeting with GTI, Rock Island agreed taht we could move forward with selling them raw land in our industrial park. At a city council meeting in the last week of July, the City Council voted 5-0 to approve the sale of the land.
A cultivation center in Rock Island would help us continue along our path tog row our economy and bring good paying jobs to our residents. The construction of the cultivation center alone would bring an approximate $10 million investment and if patient demand is there, we can reasonably expect to see as many as 100 employees at the facility earning anywhere from $12-$20 an hour after all the phases of construction are completed.
I'm confident GTI will develop a first-class business with the vision and ability to grow as patient demand does. I think it goes without saying, but the investment and job creation GTI is prepared to embark upon if they are awarded the permit would be a tremendous win for not only the city of Rock Island but the region as a whole. As I am sure you are aware, in the last four years, we have made tremendous strides in both the city and county to lower the unemployment rate. They are the long term partner who I believe can help us continue that trend. I hope you will award the District 7 permit to GTI.
Mayor Dennis Pauley — Rock Island, IL
I am very impressed with the way folks were treated. Great care, and a wonderful show of good manner and politeness. The clinic is laid out very tastefully and security goes without question.
The Arc of Washington County is very impressed with the philanthropic spirit of GTI and its founders. GTI has a proven track record of supporting the communities where they do business and we as The Arc and a member of this community welcome such a business as our neighbor.
GTI recently reached out to us to offer their support in our largest fundraiser to help improve technological and transportation needs of the people we support. Through this initial contact we were able to begin the discussion of opportunities for supported employment for the people we support and are very excited about the opportunities GTI could provide to our community and the people supported by The Arc.
The Arc of Washington County's mission is to build bridges to opportunities for people with disabilities. This partnership will provide those we support with the opportunities to reach their goals of independence and self-reliance. In today's world, business and community are often seen as separate entities and it's refreshing to see a business coming to our neighborhood and offering to make it better.
Troy VanScoyoc — Executive Director of The Arc of Washington County, Inc.
You are all great! Thanks for making me feel like a friend and not just a number!