Marijuana dispensary approved for Westmoreland Co.

Marijuana dispensary approved for Westmoreland Co.

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"There will always be people that abuse it as well,” Greensburg resident Debbie Rua said. "It’s a positive thing to have this come in there,” said Barb Ciampinin, planning director for the city of Greensburg. In a unanimous decision, Greensburg’s City Council cleared what’s being called the final hurdle for Keystone Integrated Care’s medical marijuana dispensary: approving the site and land development plan. DONE DEAL: Medical Marijuana dispensary coming to Greensburg. Breaking down when it’s happening/concerns from ppl nearby on @WPXI 11 @ 11. pic.twitter.com/uiELm108Mo — Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) September 12, 2017 "We’re excited to get a building permit and start digging,” said Ryan Croyle, a designer for Desmone Architects. The nearly 4,000 square foot facility will be located across the street from the Rite Aid on East Pittsburgh. “I think there’s a need for it. It’s just the abuse of it that would become a problem," Rua said. And Tracy Ioppolo is cautiously optimistic too. "If it brings jobs and it’s regulated properly." Crews plan to demolish two houses to make way for the space. It should open in March of 2018. City officials say that it’s the right move and to have no fear. “I don’t know how you can turn it down when you can help people that are in tremendous needs of this type of medical marijuana,” Bell said. Construction will likely start in October. Demolition could start as soon as possible. The facility should create around 10 jobs.

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