BUTLER, Pa. — Dagostino Electronic Services customer Cresco Yeltrah’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open its doors in Butler later this month but Wednesday, the media was invited inside.
The video below from CBS Pittsburgh shows the inside of the CY+ Dispensary on Pillow Street.
KDKA’s John Shumway shows off the patient waiting area, the main area where patient consultation will take place and finally the dispensary area which is set up similar to a pharmacy counter.
The actual medical marijuana, in the form of lotions, pills, tinctures and oils, will be kept in a secure room in the back.
DES designed and installed the security, surveillance and access control at CY+ Dispensary in accordance with strict guidelines set forth by the state.
The building itself is windowless and somewhat resembles a fortress or a “bunker,” as Cresco Yeltrah co-founder Trent Hartley jokingly made the comparison during Wednesday’s media tour.
In addition to the dispensary in Butler, DES is installing the security solution at Cresco Yeltrah’s Penn Avenue dispensary and has already completed security and surveillance at their processing facility in Brookville, Jefferson County.
The Brookville facility, which was the first to receive state approval to being operations in October, is growing 30 different strains and will supply medical cannabis to dispensaries throughout the state.
In order to receive medical marijuana, patients must have one of 17 qualifying medical conditions.
It’s estimated that nearly 200,000 patients in Pennsylvania qualify for medical marijuana cards.
*The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and KDKA-TV contributed to this report.