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, according to the newspaper.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Nearly 1,200 of the total registered patients have been certified by a doctor to receive a recommendation for MMJ.
  • No Pennsylvania dispensaries have opened yet.
  • 250 doctors have been approved to recommend MMJ.
  • Smokable products are not allowed in Pennsylvania, but the state’s growers are permitted to manufacture oils, pills, vapor and tinctures.

The eight cultivators approved to begin growing:

  • Cresco Yeltrah (Jefferson County)
  • Franklin Labs (Berks)
  • GTI Pennsylvania (Montour)
  • Ilera Healthcare (Fulton)
  • Pennsylvania Medical Solutions (Lackawanna)
  • PurePenn LLC (Allegheny)
  • Standard Farms (Luzerne)
  • Terrapin Investment Fund (Clinton)

Additional cultivators are expected to be approved by mid-March, The Inquirer reported.

Four growers/processors are in the final stage of the approval process, a state regulators told the newspaper.

2 comments on “Eight Pennsylvania cultivators approved to begin growing medical cannabis
  1. Brian on

    How many of these are PA companies and didn’t come from out-of-state? And how many support other local PA companies in their supply chain? Our company has been trying to reach out to sell growing media to these guys for almost a year and can’t get a call back. Hopefully, at some point these companies will consider local suppliers and help develop the PA economy as legislators were hoping when passing the legislation.

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