Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries join up for chronic pain study

Twenty-five medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania are teaming up to collect patient data to help a chronic pain study at the University of Michigan, a move that could deal a blow to a new Keystone State research program that several MMJ businesses have called unfair. Pennsylvania’s MMJ research program gives eight universities the go-ahead to solidify […]

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Medical cannabis firm AltMed lands $35.4 million to bolster US, international growth

Alternative Medical Enterprises, a multistate medical marijuana producer and dispensary operator, has secured $35.4 million in a private placement financing from a Pennsylvania-based investment group. The massive investment will allow the Sarasota, Florida-based firm to launch a major expansion in the United States and internationally, said Matthew Duffy, president and chief operating officer of the […]

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Week in Review: Connecticut medical marijuana hopefuls, PA suit & Florida hits 100,000 patients

Connecticut receives dozens of applications from aspiring medical cannabis entrepreneurs, a Pennsylvania court tosses a lawsuit that could have undone the state’s medical marijuana program, and Florida hits 100,000 MMJ patients. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. East Coast MMJ rising News that Connecticut regulators received […]

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Court dismisses suit that challenged Pennsylvania medical marijuana program

A state appeals court threw out a lawsuit that could have undone Pennsylvania’s nascent medical marijuana program. The suit was filed in September 2017 by Keystone ReLeaf of Bethlehem, whose bid for a dispensing license failed. The lawsuit, had it succeeded, could have delayed patient access and the state’s MMJ industry for years, the Philadelphia Inquirer […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana companies try to kill MMJ research program

Six growers and nine dispensary owners in Pennsylvania have filed a legal challenge to a fledgling medical cannabis research program they contend would “flood the market with medical marijuana” and undercut their businesses. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the coalition of MMJ companies is asking a judge to nullify the state-authorized research program before it gets […]

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Week in Review: Pennsylvania flower sales, Oregon’s cannabis surplus & MassRoots’ big losses

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis dispensaries get the OK to sell flower for vaping, Oregon’s marijuana glut is hurting the state’s smaller growers, and MassRoots reveals that its losses widened to $44 million in 2017. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Positive in Pennsylvania The announcement that […]

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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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