PARAMUS, NJ — Rise Dispensaries have opened a medical marijuana dispensary in Paramus, making it the second Rise location in New Jersey.

Parent company Green Thumb Industries said the profits from the first day of sales will be donated to the Paramus Children’s Health Foundation, which provides “financial support to families of children who suffer from a severe illness or injury that results in economic hardship.”

The first Rise Dispensary opened in Paterson in December 2019. Recently, Paterson city officials received the first medical marijuana tax payment from Rise, collecting over $50,000, according to the Paterson Press.

“We are honored to open Rise Paramus, which will benefit the thousands of registered medical cannabis patients in Bergen County with its geographical proximity and high-quality products for which Rise is known,” said Green Thumb Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler. “We are also grateful to support the Paramus Children’s Health Foundation and its impactful work assisting the families of children suffering from serious illnesses.”

Paramus Children’s Health Foundation President Marty Diamond said this donation is especially impactful during the time of coronavirus.

“The Paramus Children’s Health Foundation is delighted to acknowledge the generosity of Rise Paramus in donating the sales proceeds of its first day of

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