I couldn’t say enough about the staff at Rise Erie. They always go above and beyond to try to help their patients.
They send out a text message when new products arrive, which I appreciate as well. If I happen to get the text message when I’m at work, I am able to call the store and ask them to hold a product for me until the end of the day. From what I see on online PA medical marijuana support groups, a lot of dispensaries won’t hold products for patients at all. Wait times at Rise Erie are always quick for me, so I know I can get in and out.
For those complaining about prices of products- I encourage you to take a look at the price all over Pennsylvania. Rise Erie has standard prices comparable to the rest of the state. You must also consider the expense that goes into growing, processing and packaging SAFE and QUALITY products that meet strict standards in order to be dispensed in Pennsylvania. Of course it would be cheaper to purchase marijuana from the streets, but that defeats the purpose of the legitimate medical marijuana program that so many have worked so hard to establish. I would personally rather pay more money to LEGALLY obtain clean marijuana products from a dispensary.
My only complaint with the program right now is the wasteful packaging (again, not the dispensary’s fault.....). To reduce my waste, I reuse my exit bag for each visit.
I for one am glad that we have a dispensary in Erie. I cant imagine the time and energy that went into being one of the first dispensaries open in the state- Thank you to the Rise team for all you do for us!