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 […]Read More
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania have been given the go-ahead by Gov. Tom Wolf to begin sales. According to Pennlive.com, the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary will begin sales Thursday, and five other facilities will open their doors by the end of the week. Cresco Yeltrah is located in Butler, north of Pittsburgh. Other dispensaries set to […]Read More
A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]Read More
Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana regulators must disclose more information about business license applicants under a ruling by the state’s Office of Open Records. The decision by an appeals officer requires the Pennsylvania health department to make public the names of principals, operators and financial backers for MMJ cultivators and dispensary applicants, the Tribune-Review reported. However, no […]Read More
Sales of medical marijuana are expected to begin in Pennsylvania this spring, with the state poised to become one of the largest MMJ markets in the nation. With cultivation underway and both patients and doctors registering with the program, the state’s MMJ market is progressing ahead of schedule – a rarity in the cannabis industry. […]Read More
As the first step of a plan to expand into six marijuana states in 2018, edibles maker Wana Brands has established a presence in Arizona.
According to a news release, the Colorado company’s gummies are now available in medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state.
Wana Brands’ products will be manufactured and distributed through an agreement with AltMed Arizona.Read More
Pennsylvania regulators have given their first approval for a dispensary to begin providing medical marijuana once product becomes available from a licensed grower. The Keystone Canna Remedies dispensary in Bethlehem received the health department’s authorization Thursday, a major milestone for Pennsylvania’s nascent MMJ program. Regulators last week approved eight of 12 licensed companies to begin […]Read More
Pennsylvania regulators have given the go-ahead to eight cultivators to begin growing medical marijuana, putting sales on track to begin in 2018. Once the product is ready, dispensaries should have plenty of customers to buy it, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The governor’s office said that more than 10,000 patients have signed up for the program, […]Read More
Pennsylvania’s hemp production is poised to expand dramatically after Gov. Tom Wolf announced plans this week to increase the number of available hemp licenses by 66% – and the total acreage by even more. Wolf said Pennsylvania’s first year in the modern hemp market, 2017, was a “learning experience.” Pennsylvania authorized hemp in 2016, with the first […]Read More
If it was a big year for recreational marijuana in 2016, then it was a huge one for medical marijuana.
Voters or state legislatures in 11 states – Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – approved or advanced medical cannabis measures.Read More
The largest shopping mall operator in the United States is trying to stop a medical marijuana dispensary from opening next to one of its properties in Philadelphia. Last March, PharmaCann – which operates MMJ businesses in Illinois and New York – bought a former Chi-Chi’s restaurant at the “periphery” of a mall dubbed Philadelphia Mills for […]Read More
Michigan regulators propose steep capital requirements for medical marijuana businesses, cannabis funding deals skyrocket, and Pennsylvania gives the green light to the state’s first MMJ cultivator. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.Read More
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