Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Pennsylvania to launch medical marijuana sales this week

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania have been given the go-ahead by Gov. Tom Wolf to begin sales. According to, 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 […]

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19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

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 […]

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Order could force PA to reveal more about medical marijuana applicants

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 […]

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Colorado marijuana edibles maker Wana Brands expands into Arizona

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.

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First Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensary gets green light to begin sales

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 […]

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Eight Pennsylvania cultivators approved to begin growing medical cannabis

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, […]

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Pennsylvania boosting available hemp licenses by two-thirds for 2018

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 […]

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New US medical marijuana markets – one year later

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.

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Biggest US mall operator seeks to block PA marijuana dispensary

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 […]

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