Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Vireo agrees to milestone medical cannabis labor pact in Pennsylvania

Minnesota-based Vireo Health, a multistate marijuana operator, signed the first vertically integrated medical cannabis labor agreement in Pennsylvania, a deal that is being touted as a win for both the employees and the company. The three-year pact is between Vireo’s Pennsylvania Medical Solutions subsidiary and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1776. The […]

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Pennsylvania lawmakers pitch adult-use marijuana bill with state-run stores

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker introduced a recreational cannabis legalization bill that calls for retail stores to be operated by the state Liquor Control Board, a move that would limit private business opportunities. The proposed law, introduced by Democratic Rep. David Delloso, comes just days after Gov. Tom Wolf said he supports legalizing recreational marijuana. The governor’s […]

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Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor supports legalizing recreational marijuana

The legalization of adult-use marijuana in Pennsylvania – which likely could create a market worth more than a billion dollars a year according to Marijuana Business Daily estimates – received another boost as the state’s top law enforcement officer tweeted that he is joining several other state Democratic officials in backing the effort. ??ANNOUNCEMENT After […]

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Pennsylvania governor says he’s ready to legalize recreational cannabis

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, which, if his efforts are successful, could potentially create a $1 billion-plus adult-use market in the state of 12 million people. Wolf says that that most of the state’s residents support it. He added that the state has a wealth of […]

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MJ Freeway marijuana tracking software crashes in Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana retailers in Pennsylvania reported that MJ Freeway’s seed-to-sale traceability system went down for more than an hour during a software update earlier this week, resulting in patients being turned away and significant amounts in lost sales. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that dispensaries across the state on Tuesday were unable to conduct sales for […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Cultivators, MJ executives say Eastern US marijuana prices remain strong as industry grows steadily

Up and down the Eastern United States, cannabis growers and business owners are reporting healthy prices for pounds of marijuana, both medical and recreational. Prices range from $2,000 a pound for flower all the way up to $4,200, depending on the state. But cultivators are still facing regulatory hurdles and the growing pains of keeping […]

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Harvest agrees to halt quest for two medical cannabis licenses in Pennsylvania

Harvest Health & Recreation, an Arizona-based multistate cannabis company, reached an agreement with Pennsylvania regulators to drop two permits for affiliated medical marijuana companies it was pursuing in the state. Harvest no longer will pursue permits for Harvest of Northwest PA and Harvest of North Central PA. The company also will not operate the two facilities […]

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Week in Review: IL ups MMJ program, more CannTrust woes, NM studies legalizing adult-use cannabis & more

Illinois adds more qualifying medical cannabis conditions, CannTrust hit with second noncompliance notice for another facility, New Mexico panel studies the potential to legalize recreational marijuana in the state – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Illinois boosts MMJ as it preps for adult use Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker took measures to […]

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana market boosted after adding anxiety

Pennsylvania medical cannabis sales are getting a big lift from the addition of anxiety as a qualifying condition. In less than a month, 3,000 people were certified to buy medical marijuana because of anxiety disorders, the Pennsylvania Capital-Star reported, citing state health officials. The qualifying condition became effective July 20. State health officials said 180,000 patients […]

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What medical cannabis firms might learn from Harvest’s compliance conundrums

Harvest Health & Recreation is in high-stakes clashes with medical marijuana regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the disputes could potentially offer other MMJ firms cautionary lessons around the necessity to maintain extremely pristine regulatory compliance in state-legal markets. At stake for Harvest are more than a dozen dispensary, processing and cultivation licenses in the […]

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Canada’s TerrAscend looks to snap up US marijuana firm Ilera for up to $225 million

TerrAscend, an Ontario, Canada-based vertically integrated cannabis company, agreed to acquire Ilera Healthcare, a Pennsylvania-based marijuana cultivator, processor and dispensary operator for up to $225 million (CA$297 million). The total cost of the transaction will depend on Ilera reaching certain revenue and profitability targets. For now, TerrAscend is set to pay $25 million in cash and […]

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