Mission Pennsylvania, Allentown’s first medical marijuana dispensary, will hold the first of three open houses Tuesday night.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mission’s first location, 2733 W. Emmaus Ave., at south Allentown’s Emmaus Ave Plaza.

Mission Partners will hold open houses at the same time Wednesday and Thursday.

Riley Cote, a former Philadelphia Flyers player and co-founder of Athletes For Care, a nonprofit that advocates for “research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large,” will attend the open house Thursday. Mission executives will present him with a charitable contribution.

Desiree Ivy, director of the Philadelphia chapter of a Women Grow, will be among other cannabis industry professionals attending Wednesday’s open house.

Mission Partners, a subsidiary of Phoenix-based management consulting firm 4Front Ventures, was one of two medical marijuana firms issued permits in June 2017 to open initial dispensaries in the Lehigh Valley.

4Front has helped secure approximately 50 medical marijuana licenses in states across the country. It operates, or will soon operate, dispensaries under the Mission platform in Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland.

The Allentown business will begin accepting patients June 12.

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