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Former Philadelphia Flyers Player to Make Appearance at Grand Opening of Pennsylvania Dispensary

The city of Allentown, Pennsylvania will get its first dispensary this month, and former Philadelphia Flyers player Riley Cote will be making an appearance at one of the location’s grand opening events. Cote is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Athletes For Care. According to their website, the group advocates for “research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large.” The dispensary is called Mission Pennsylvania, and they are holding three open house events during the evenings of June 5, 6 and 7. Cote will be making his appearance on the 7th....

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Pennsylvania Green Lights Medical Cannabis Program Expansion

There have been issues with launching the medical cannabis program in the state of Pennsylvania, including dispensaries experiencing a shortage of available product for patients. Despite this, the State Department of Health recently announced it would be accepting more applications for new dispensaries and growing operations in April of this year. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, 13 permits will be up for grabs for growers and processors, while 23 will be available for dispensaries. In addition to the permits for dispensaries and grow ops, the expansion of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program will include issuing permits to ‘clinical registrants’ for...

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Pennsylvania Cannabis Dispensaries Already Experiencing Product Shortages

The first few weeks of legal medical cannabis sales in the state of Pennsylvania haven’t gone as smoothly as many would have hoped, as dispensaries are experiencing shortages. Even though there are plenty of potential customers willing to pay high prices for cannabis medicine, the demand was simply greater than the supply – with some dispensaries selling out of CBD and shatter within the first hour of opening. In fact, there has been only one distributor that has been able to ship product so far, with the rest hoping to be able to do so by the end of...

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Pennsylvania State Attorney General Defends Patients’ Rights to Medical Cannabis

With the first medical cannabis dispensary officially open in Pennsylvania, of course there is a buzz in the state surrounding the legality of the emerging industry. Despite all of the threatening actions and out of touch statements coming from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding legal cannabis, patients and business owners in the Keystone state can rest assured knowing that at least some of their elected officials will protect the rights of the citizens. One of those officials is Pennsylvania state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who defended the medical marijuana program in an interview with KDKA-TV, a CBS affiliate...

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First Pennsylvania Dispensary Officially Opens

The first-ever medical cannabis dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania is now officially open and licensed to sell the medicine to patients that have the proper cards. Keystone Canna Remedies, located in Bethlehem, PA, recently held its grand opening. The dispensary’s grand opening was put together by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. A packed house of patients, medical professionals and area business leaders witnessed the ribbon cutting ceremony, indicating the obvious lucrative opportunities that legal medicinal cannabis can bring to the Keystone State. “Welcome to the 21st Century,” Tony Iannelli, CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber...

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