Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana dispensary owners are experiencing a common occurrence among new markets: a supply shortage.
That news coincides with an announcement that the state has approved two more dispensaries to open their doors.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Because of supply issues, TerraVida Holistic Center is operating on modified hours and the Keystone Shop was forced to close. Both are in the Philadelphia area.
- Roughly 21,000 people have begun the process to receive their medical marijuana cards, and more than 2,000 have purchased medical marijuana from a dispensary.
- Only one producer, Cresco Yeltrah, is currently providing MMJ products to six open dispensaries.
- Other states, including Maryland and Hawaii, have gone through similar supply problems in the early days of sales.
- In addition to the two dispensaries, Pennsylvania regulators have approved a grower-processor to start operations, bringing the total of approved growers to 12, according to Pennlive.com.