The Pennsylvania medical cannabis program had a rough start as retail sales began on Feb. 15, 2018. The opening weekend was marked by long lines and short supply as Cresco Yeltrah was the only medical cannabis supplier able to provide products to dispensaries during the state’s first week of sales.
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Wolf Administration Approves 11th Grower/Processor to Begin Operation
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved AGRiMED Industries in Carmichaels, Greene County, to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to 11 grower/processors.
Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania Can Begin Legally Obtaining Their Medicine Today
BERHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania today, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over the next few months.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ready to Serve Patients This Week
While the Keystone State’s first dispensary held its grand opening on Jan. 27, 2018, it didn’t have medical marijuana available for patients to purchase, but now the wait to buy products from Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries is almost over. Starting on Feb. 15, and progressing through the week, a handful of dispensaries will open with products available for patients to purchase.
Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.
Wolf Administration Approves Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Begin Operation
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.
Wolf Administration Approves Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Begin Serving Patients
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 24, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved Ilera Healthcare’s medical marijuana dispensary in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County.
Wolf Administration Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower/Processor to Operate
HARRISBURG, Jan. 19, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved a Butler County medical marijuana dispensary and a Lawrence County grower/processor to begin operations.
Wolf Administration Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Begin Serving Patients
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary authorized to begin serving patients. GuadCo LLC’s dispensary, Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem, Northampton County, has received final approval to begin serving patients as soon as medical marijuana is available from approved growers.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Patients Top 10K
Since its launch on Nov. 1, 2017, the Keystone State’s patient registry continues to grow with the addition of more Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients.
Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program
HARRISBURG, PA, Dec. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate.
Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana Production
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced GTI Pennsylvania, LLC, Montour County; and Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLC, Lackawanna County, have been approved to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at their facilities.
Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.
Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Patients Number More Than 6K
The number of Pennsylvania medical cannabis patients has been growing steadily since the patient registry launched on Nov. 1, 2017.
More Than 6,000 Patients Register for Medical Marijuana Program Since Launch Two Weeks Ago
HARRISBURG, Penn., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more than 6,000 patients and more than 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program since the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry launched November 1.
Governor Wolf Announces Medical Marijuana Program Patient Registry Reaches 3,800 in First Week
HARRISBURG, Penn., Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Tom Wolf announced today that just over 3,800 patients and more than 200 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program since the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry launched last week.
Pennsylvania Governor Approves Luzerne County Marijuana Facility
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.
Governor Wolf Announces First Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor to Begin Production
HARRISBURG, Penn., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Jefferson County location, making it the first facility to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.
Pennsylvania Auditor General Says It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale believes legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana could be an antidote to the state’s budget woes.
Governor Wolf Urges Congress to Prohibit Department of Justice from Disrupting Medical Marijuana Programs
HARRISBURG, Penn., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a letter to Congress, Governor Tom Wolf today again expressed his concern over any interference by the federal government in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program implementation.
Law Firms Hedge Bets on Marijuana Being Legalized Nationwide
A number of Philadelphia-area law firms are setting up practices to serve the cannabis industry despite concerns of an uncertain future.
Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Alert From Gov. Wolf
A spike of overdoses on synthetic marijuana in Lancaster County has prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to issue a warning that the problem might spread.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Issues 12 Cultivation Permits
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana program is getting closer to being operational. On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it had issued 12 grower/processor permits, with the clock ticking on permittees to have their facilities operational within six months before they can start cultivating medical marijuana.
First Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Permits to be Announced
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is to announce which companies are the first to receive medical marijuana permits.
Governor Wolf Promises to Protect Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions
In an effort to protect Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients from federal enforcement actions, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions on June 15, 2017, saying that the federal government should not interfere with the state’s medical marijuana program.
Governor Wolf Vows to Protect PA Medical Marijuana Patients from Federal Government
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Governor Tom Wolf today said the federal government should not get in the way of Pennsylvania delivering relief via medical marijuana to suffering children, families and veterans. The letter comes after reports that Attorney General Sessions had personally asked Congress to repeal an amendment that protected state-approved medical marijuana programs from disruption by the federal government.
Pennsylvania Awards Multi-Million Dollar Cannabis Tracking Contract
On April 20, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health reported that it has chosen a cannabis tracking vendor to track medical cannabis from seed-to-sale.
Department of Health Selects Vendor for Medical Marijuana ‘Seed-to-Sale’ Tracking System
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Secretary of Health Karen Murphy announced that the Department of Health has selected MJ Freeway to implement the seed-to-sale electronic tracking system for Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program.
Governor Wolf, Families, Advocates Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Legalizing Medical Marijuana
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 17, 2017 – Today, Governor Wolf was joined by families, advocates, members of his administration, and a group of lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
PA Governor: Legalizing Pot Won’t Help State Budget Deficit
On Sunday, the state’s auditor general said marijuana legalization could save the state millions of dollars. But Wolf isn’t on board – yet.
Department of Health Releases Medical Marijuana Program Permit Applications for Growers/Processors and Dispensaries
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available on the department’s Medical Marijuana Program website. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 to March 20, 2017.
Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced temporary regulations for marijuana growers and processors.
Medical Marijuana Rollout a Slow Process in Pa.
It’s been six months since Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and already some seriously ill children have access to the drug .But qualifying adults won’t be able to get medical marijuana until the program is fully in place in early 2018.
Pennsylvania Governor Wants to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot
The Democratic governor of Pennsylvania said his state needs to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Progress in Pennsylvania: Update on Medical Marijuana Program
On July 19, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Medical Marijuana Legalized in Pennsylvania
On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, and then sent the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf to sign. Wolf officially signed SB3 into law on April 17.
Pennsylvania Becomes 24th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, in front of a crowd of patients and advocates Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed SB 3, making Pennsylvania the 24th medical cannabis state in the country to adopt a comprehensive medical marijuana program.
Welcome the 24th State: Pennsylvania to Legalize Medical Marijuana
On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, and has sent the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf to sign.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill at Risk
Pennsylvania Senate Bill 3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, is close to failing in the legislature.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Back In Action
In Pennsylvania, a medical marijuana proposal has been resurrected by the state legislature and is scheduled for a House vote later next month.
Pennsylvania Representative Holds Up MMJ Bill
Republican Rep. Matt Baker is ardently anti-marijuana and in order for SB 3 to make it to the House floor, it will have to go through the Health Committee, which Baker chairs.