PA Dept. of Health Grants Medical Marijuana Permits for Dispensaries

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on June 29 granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries.

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June 30, 2017

[Press Release] Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health on June 29 granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

“This has been a highly competitive process and the department received hundreds of quality applications,” said John Collins, Director of the Office of Medical Marijuana. “Once this program is fully operational, patients with serious medical conditions will have locations throughout the commonwealth where they can purchase medication to help in their treatment. We remain on track to provide medication to patients in 2018.”

RELATED: PA's Department of Health Releases 12 Medical Marijuana Permits for Growers/Processors

There will be a total of 52 dispensaries located throughout the commonwealth. Each of the 27 dispensary permit holders is eligible to open a total of three locations. Some dispensary permit holders have opted not to open all eligible locations at this time. A complete list of locations is available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.

The 27 permits were issued to:

Region 1: Southeast

County
Business Name

Berks
 
SMPB Retail, LLC

Bucks
 
Franklin Bioscience-Penn, LLC

Chester
 
Chamounix Ventures, LLC

Delaware
 
AES Compassionate Care, LLC

Lancaster
 
BAY, LLC

Montgomery
 
Ilera Healthcare, LLC

Montgomery
 
TerraVida Holistic Centers, LLC

Philadelphia
 
PharmaCann Penn, LLC

Philadelphia
 
Restore Integrative Wellness Center, LLC

Philadelphia
 
Holistic Pharma, LLC

Region 2: Northeast

Lehigh
 
Mission Pennsylvania II, LLC

Lackawanna
 
Columbia Care Pennsylvania, LLC

Luzerne
 
Justice Grown Pennsylvania, LLC

Northampton
 
GuadCo, LLC

Region 3: Southcentral

Blair
 
Lebanon Wellness Center, LLC

Cumberland
 
Organic Remedies, Inc.

Dauphin
 
KW Ventures Holdings, LLC

York
 
Cansortium Pennsylvania, LLC

Region 4: Northcentral

Centre
 
PA Health & Wellness, LLC

Lycoming
 
Keystone Center of Integrative Wellness, LLC

Region 5: Southwest

Allegheny
 
Maitri Medicinals, LCC

Allegheny
 
Keystone Relief Centers, LLC

Butler
 
Cresco Yeltrah, LLC

Washington
 
The Healing Center, LLC

Westmoreland
 
Keystone Integrated Care, LLC

Region 6: Northwest

Erie
 
GTI Pennsylvania, LLC

McKean
 
Dubois Wellness Center, LLC

Individual dispensary locations, score cards for all dispensary applicants and redacted applications for the 27 dispensary permit holders are available on the Medical Marijuana section on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.govRedacted applications for all grower/processors are also available on the website.

The Office of Medical Marijuana received 457 applications: 177 for growers and processors; and 280 for dispensaries.

The Medical Marijuana Act was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:

  • Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved 273 applications;
  • Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, laboratories and physicians which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;
  • Granted 12 grower/processor permits and 27 dispensary permits;
  • Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;
  • Selected the woman-owned company MJ Freeway to implement seed-to-sale electronic tracking system.

The Medical Marijuana Act became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented in early 2018. The Medical Marijuana Program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’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.