HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today released informationon the issuance of 12 permits for medical marijuana growers/processors in the state. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin growing medical marijuana. Entities receiving permits were notified by mail.
The 12 permits were issued to:
Southeast RegionPrime Wellness of Pennsylvania, LLCFranklin Labs, LLC
Northeast Region Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLCStandard Farms, LLC
Southcentral RegionIlera Healthcare, LLCAES Compassionate Care, LLC
Northcentral RegionTerrapin Investment Fund 1, LLCGTI Pennsylvania, LLC
Southwest RegionAGRiMED Industries of PA, LLCPurePenn, LLC
Northeast RegionHolistic Farms, LLCCresco Yeltrah, LLC
Scores for all grower/processor applicants will be available today on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.
"The next step for the permit holders will be to ramp up their operations so they can prepare to grow medical marijuana," Collins said. "Our teams will perform a series of site inspections before the locations can be certified as operational. Once that happens, the permittees will be able to begin growing and processing medical marijuana."
The Office of Medical Marijuana received 457 total applications: 177 for growers/processors; and 280 for dispensaries.
The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:
The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented in 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a physician's care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by Act 16.
Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Supporting documents that were provided at the news conference are available here: Facilities by Region - http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/M-P/MedicalMarijuana/Documents/Phase%201%20Grower-Processor%20Permittee%20Facility%20Locations%20By%20Region.pdf
Sample Scorecard -http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/M-P/MedicalMarijuana/Documents/PA%20DOH%20Phase%201%20Grower-Processor%20Evaluation%20Category%20Score%20Cards.pdf
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
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