Pennsylvania Governor Approves Luzerne County Marijuana Facility

Pennsylvania Governor Approves Luzerne County Marijuana Facility

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The Keystone State has given the green light to a Luzerne County marijuana facility. On Oct. 31, 2017, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved Standard Farms, LLC, to cultivate and process medical marijuana for the state’s medical marijuana program.

“Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is one step closer to becoming fully operational,” Wolf said in a press release.

Gov. Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program into law in April 2016, and it became effective on May 17, 2016. The program is slated to be fully operational by 2018.

“We remain on track to provide medical marijuana safely and effectively to Pennsylvanians with serious medical conditions sometime in 2018. In the coming weeks, the Department of Health expects the rest of the grower/processors to be approved to begin production” Wolf said.

After numerous inspections by the DOH, the Luzerne County marijuana facility is now completely assimilated into the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system, making it fully operational.

Growers and processors are now allowed to begin receiving seeds and clones to start the cultivation process.

Amanda Taylor was the editorial assistant for Marijuana Industry News from September 2016 through February 2018. She earned a BA in English and an MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University.

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