Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Pennsylvania medical cannabis businesses will be allowed to sell flower

Patients in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program should be able to obtain the drug in dry leaf or flower form for vaporization by sometime this summer, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced Monday. The move should help boost MMJ sales by giving patients a wider choice of potentially cheaper products. It also could help MMJ companies by […]

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Marijuana REIT, Vireo involved in $5.8 million property deal in Pennsylvania

Innovative Industrial Properties, a San Diego-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that deals with medical marijuana growers, acquired an 89,000-square-foot industrial space in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for $5.8 million as part of a sale-leaseback transaction. According to a news release, Innovative Industrial Property will lease the property to a subsidiary of Vireo Health, a multistate MMJ company. […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana businesses may soon sell flower for vaping

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis board has recommended allowing the sale of flower for vaping. All that stands in the way of MMJ flower sales is a go-ahead from the state’s secretary of health, according to Triblive.com. Adding flower to the list of available products should boost the bottom line of Pennsylvania’s cannabis companies. Flower is one of […]

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Pennsylvania taking applications for medical marijuana research

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has released application rules for universities and hospitals in the state interested in researching medical marijuana. The state announced it will issue permits for “clinical registrants,” which are hospitals and medical schools that wish to research cannabis, according to Bala Cynwyd TV station NBC 10. The research permits are part of […]

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Pennsylvania to add medical cannabis business licenses in Phase 2 rollout

One of the hottest new U.S. medical marijuana markets just opened up to more businesses. Pennsylvania’s Department of Health announced Thursday it will begin accepting new applications for dispensaries and growers on April 5 and will award 13 new cultivation permits and 23 new dispensary licenses, Triblive.com reported. The move may seem like a windfall […]

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Week in Review: Smokable flower in PA, MJ air transport in Alaska & CBD setback in Idaho

Pennsylvania ponders allowing smokable flower to combat a medical marijuana supply shortage, police in Juneau, Alaska, green light transporting cannabis on commercial airlines, and Idaho lawmakers shelve a CBD bill. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Slim pickings in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program hit […]

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Amid medical cannabis supply shortage, Pennsylvania considers flower

Pennsylvania regulators may end their medical marijuana program’s prohibition on smokable marijuana, a move that would likely expand the customer base and improve business. Dispensaries currently are permitted to sell only concentrates, pills and tinctures. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, three Medical Marijuana Advisory Board committees recommended this week that the agency approve marijuana flower […]

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Pittsburgh hospital sets guidelines for doctors to recommend medical cannabis

A lack of physician buy-in for medical marijuana has stalled several nascent state MMJ programs, such as New York and Minnesota. It looks as though Pennsylvania MMJ companies may be able to sidestep that problem. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the most well-known hospitals in Pennsylvania, announced that it has put […]

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PA medical cannabis shops low on product; state OKs more licenses

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensary owners are experiencing a common occurrence among new markets: a supply shortage. Only two weeks after the state launched sales, some dispensaries have run out of product because of limited supply and unexpected demand, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. That news coincides with an announcement that the state has approved two more dispensaries […]

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Pennsylvania misses hemp target, but expansion still coming

Response to Pennsylvania’s plan to expand hemp production has been lower than state officials anticipated. The state set an ambitious goal for increasing hemp production this year by offering more licenses and increasing the acreage farmers can use to develop hemp from 5 acres to 100 acres. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said when he announced […]

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Despite limited product offerings, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales start strong

Pennsylvania’s first days of medical marijuana sales have been limited by a lack of product variety, but overall, business owners are calling the launch a success. While supplies are limited based on only one producer providing product, business owners don’t seem overly concerned about inventory. Beginning Feb. 15, six dispensaries almost daily began selling medical cannabis […]

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Legal medical marijuana sales begin in Pennsylvania

A medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania became the first in the state to sell product to a patient on Thursday under the state’s new MMJ program. The dispensary, Cresco Yeltrah, is located in western Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania lawmakers overwhelmingly approved MMJ legalization in 2016. According to the Associated Press, the first customer was a woman buying medical […]

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