AWH’s second Ascend dispensary in the state offers Rochelle Park and Northern New Jersey access to an elevated patient journey

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J.May 20, 2021– Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc. (“AWH” or the “Company”) (CSE: AAWH.U), has announced the opening of its Rochelle Park, New Jersey medical-use dispensary. The opening marks AWH’s second Ascend location in the state and the first dispensary to operate in Rochelle Park.

Located at 174 Route-17 N, the dispensary will benefit from its position along one of the most highly-trafficked corridors in the country, seeing over 100,000 vehicles per day on average. It is the first cannabis dispensary to open in Rochelle Park, offering patients access to a wide selection of high-quality products across flower, pre-rolls, vapes, ingestibles and topicals.

The dispensary will employ 65 staff and immediately begin accepting new patients. The store is designed to accommodate high throughput, providing multiple customer touchpoints and offering patients express service through its streamlined online ordering and in-store pickup.

“We are thrilled to open Ascend Rochelle Park and remain committed to meeting patients’ needs through an elevated patient journey,” said Chris Melillo, Chief Revenue Officer of AWH. “Built to complete the customer purchase process quickly and at scale, our new location will help meet the rising demand for affordable, safe medical cannabis products in New Jersey. We are grateful for the support of Mayor Gail Artola and Rochelle Park residents in the opening of our dispensary.”

There are currently 13 medical-use dispensaries in New Jersey serving the state’s more than 100,000 registered medical marijuana patients. Ascend Rochelle Park dispensary is a key addition to New Jersey that will increase supply of medical cannabis products to better meet patients’ needs.

AWH has proudly partnered with the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform, as part of its social equity and corporate responsibility initiative. AWH has matched the $125,000 total raised in customer donations ahead of the July 2021 goal.

About AWH:
AWH (CSE:AAWH.U) is a vertically integrated operator with assets and partners in IllinoisMichiganOhioMassachusetts and New Jersey. AWH owns and operates state-of-the-art cultivation facilities, growing award winning strains and producing a curated selection of products. AWH produces and distributes Ozone branded products. Bettering your life with cannabis. For more information, visit www.awholdings.com.

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SOURCE Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc.

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