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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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.
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.
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.
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.
A number of Philadelphia-area law firms are setting up practices to serve the cannabis industry despite concerns of an uncertain future.
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.
Pennsylvania Pastor Shawn Berkebile knowingly allowed his church members to break the law when they confessed to him that they were going to use medical marijuana to treat their sick daughter.
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.
On July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the launch of the state’s medical marijuana practitioner registry for medical professionals wishing to participate in the state’s 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.
A spike of overdoses on synthetic marijuana in Lancaster County has prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to issue a warning that the problem might spread.
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 medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.
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.
A former steel town in Pennsylvania has turned to medical marijuana for an economic boost, taking direction from a Canadian town that made a similar move.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health is to announce which companies are the first to receive medical marijuana permits.
While Pennsylvania is processing hundreds of medical cannabis business applications, one private Pennsylvanian research university is already making plans to conduct a medical cannabis autism study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA, Penn., May 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The International Canna Pro Expo is set to take Philadelphia at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, June 25.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On March 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has launched an online survey to gather input from state-licensed physicians who plan to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.
HARRISBURG, Penn., March 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged health care providers to participate in an online survey as the agency moves forward in the implementation of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard is getting into the medical-marijuana business in Pennsylvania, according to a March 28, 2017, article at Philly.com.
DENVER, March 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced that five of its active clients have successfully submitted application materials and supporting documents for the purpose of acquiring business licenses to operate within the newly founded medical cannabis program that is to be regulated by the State of Pennsylvania.
DEVON, Penn., March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that it has completed enrollment in the Phase 2 STAR 1 (Synthetic Transdermal Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy) clinical trial evaluating ZYN002 cannabidiol (CBD) gel in adult epilepsy patients with refractory focal seizures.
A Pennsylvania town that lost its steel industry 25 years ago hopes a new medical marijuana facility will bring economic revitalization. Braddock, Penn., lost its steel industry more than 25 years ago and since has been considered a financially distressed community. But the prospect of a medical marijuana facility is encouraging news for the town.
On Sunday, the state’s auditor general said marijuana legalization could save the state millions of dollars. But Wolf isn’t on board – yet.
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., March 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pending approval from its board of directors, ASTM International announced yesterday the launch of a new committee focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes.
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — United Cannabis Corporation (OTCQB: CNAB) (the “Company” or “United Cannabis”) today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vessel Life Sciences (“VLS”) to produce and distribute its products, including the award-winning Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, throughout Pennsylvania.
Lindy Snider, daughter of the late Pennsylvania business and sports leader Ed Snider, wants to get into Pennsylvania’s fledgling medical marijuana industry. She hopes to build a 125,000 square-foot growing space on the northeast side of Philadelphia. She said her late father, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, would have endorsed medical marijuana as a good business idea.
Starting next year, Pennsylvanians with one of 17 qualifying medical conditions will be able to do the same. First, the state must award permits to growers, processors and distributors and competition for those licenses will be fierce. But, does medical marijuana open the door to legalization of recreational pot?
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DENVER, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its sixth client in the state of Pennsylvania.