Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana patient count tops 100,000

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Nearly 102,000 patients in Pennsylvania have received certifications from approved physicians to purchase medical marijuana, good news for the bottom line of the state’s fledgling MMJ businesses.

The climb in the patient count has led to 780,000 transactions at Pennsylvania’s licensed dispensaries, according to Gov. Tom Wolf’s office.

More patients are awaiting certifications, too, which is likely to contribute to more growth for the state’s medical marijuana program. According to the Pennsylvania health department, more than 131,000 people have registered to participate.

The department also announced it has approved the first license in Phase 2 of the state’s medical marijuana program.

FarmaceuticalRx, a grower/processor based in Farrell, has been given the OK to begin operations, bringing the total number of operational grower/processors to 13.