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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

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.

First Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Grower Greenlit to Begin Cultivation

First Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Grower Greenlit to Begin Cultivation

While the Pennsylvania medical cannabis program has been under the microscope for its application scoring practices, it has now taken a critical step forward in becoming fully operational.

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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.

Wiz Khalifa Endorsed Cannabis at Pirates Game and MLB Regrets It

Wiz Khalifa Endorsed Cannabis at Pirates Game and MLB Regrets It

On Sept. 27, 2017, recording artist Wiz Khalifa threw out the first pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ last home game of the season against the Baltimore Orioles and he took the opportunity to let the fans know that he supports the legalization of cannabis.

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Department of Health Seeks Patient and Caregiver Input on Medical Marijuana Regulations

HARRISBURG, Penn., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today encouraged patients and their caregivers to provide comments on the proposed regulations for their participation in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.

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First Half of Greenhouse Ventures and Thomas Jefferson Univserity’s PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour Educates Upwards of 200 Healthcare Professionals Across PA

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Greenhouse Ventures has hosted three of six PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour events to date in Philadelphia, Allentown, and Pittsburgh, totaling upwards of 200 healthcare professionals from across Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania auditor general says it's time to legalize marijuana

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.

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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.

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Griffin to Host Cannabis Growers’ Workshop in September

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Griffin will host an educational workshop for medicinal marijuana growers on September 26 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. The half-day program will include three seminars, presented by members of Griffin’s GGSPro technical services team.

Pennsylvania Ordered to Reveal Members of Secret Medical Marijuana Panel

Pennsylvania Ordered to Reveal Members of Secret Medical Marijuana Panel

On Aug. 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ordered the state health department to reveal the names of members belonging to a secret medical marijuana panel that scored the applications of prospective medical marijuana licensees.

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New Cannabis Standards Group Calls for Participation in Several Areas

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., Aug. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — ASTM International’s recently-formed cannabis committee (D37) is inviting stakeholders to help create standards related to processing, packaging, quality management systems, and more.

Agriculture Secretary Visits Industrial Hemp Research Projects Exploring Economic Potential for Promising, Versatile Crop

HARRISBURG, Penn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited two of 14 research projects that seek to demonstrate the economic value and viability of industrial hemp as a marketable crop in Pennsylvania.

State and Local Politicians Oppose Opening of Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary

State and Local Politicians Oppose Opening of Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A political storm is brewing in the City of Brotherly Love over the location of a medical marijuana dispensary. A cadre of state and local politicians have rallied together in an attempt to stop the opening of TerraVida Holistic Centers, a Philadelphia medical marijuana dispensary.

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Department of Health Launches Practitioner Registry for Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Penn., July 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today announced that physicians can now take the first steps to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program by completing the Practitioner Registry.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State's Largest Operator

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State’s Largest Operator

A recent Arizona medical marijuana merger has enabled a national marijuana company to become the largest operator in the Grand Canyon State. On July 11, 2017, Harvest merged with Modern Flower, a local cultivator, making Harvest the greatest license-holder for medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the state.

Pennsylvania Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits for the First Time

Pennsylvania Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits for the First Time

Pennsylvania medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Grants Medical Marijuana Permits for Dispensaries

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Issues 12 Cultivation Permits

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.

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Cresco Yeltrah Awarded Marijuana Grow Facility in Jefferson County, PA

BROOKEVILLE, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After proposing a very detailed community support program and outlining plans to manage the highest level of regulatory compliance, Cresco Yeltrah (CY) was awarded a cultivation license today as part of the Pennsylvania Compassionate Medical Cannabis program. The awardees of the state’s very stringent application process were announced today by the Department of Public Health.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases 12 Medical Marijuana Permits for Growers/Processors

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today released information on the issuance of 12 permits for medical marijuana growers/processors in the state. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin growing medical marijuana. Entities receiving permits were notified by mail.

Governor Wolf Promises to Protect Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions

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.

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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.

Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, global standards organization ASTM International and the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to address standardization needs for the cannabis industry.

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American Herbal Products Association and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., June 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, global standards organization ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on standards for the cannabis industry.

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp.

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Department of Health Finalizes Temporary Regulations for Physicians to Participate in Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that regulations for physicians to participate in the medical marijuana program will be published in the June 3 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available

While the the Pennsylvania Department of Health has already processed hundreds of applications for cultivators, processors and dispensaries, laboratory hopefuls can now get in on the action. On May 11, 2017, the PADOH released the application to become an approved Pennsylvania medical marijuana laboratory.

Congressman Perry Introduces Bill to Help Epileptic Children

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Continuing his fight to help families with children suffering from debilitating forms of epilepsy, Congressman Scott Perry joined with Senator Corey Gardner (R-CO) to reintroduce the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017.

Pennsylvania Processing Hundreds of Medical Marijuana Applications

Pennsylvania Processing Hundreds of Medical Marijuana Applications

On April 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on its medical marijuana program, announcing that it has currently received over 500 medical marijuana applications from prospective growers, processors and dispensaries.

Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Penn., April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.

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ASTM – Cannabis Standards Group Approved, Launches June 11 in Canada

W. CONSHOHOCKEN,Penn., April 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards organizations, announced today that its board of directors has approved the formation of a committee on cannabis (D37). The organization also announced that the committee will hold its first official meeting June 11-12 in Toronto.

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.

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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.

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Department of Health Asking for Input on Medical Marijuana Temporary Regulations for Physicians

HARRISBURG, Penn., April 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today urged the medical community to provide feedback on proposed temporary regulations for physicians interested in participating in the Medical Marijuana Program under Act 16.


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