Pennsylvania’s MMJ czar: State ‘on track’ to get drug to patients early next year

HARRISBURG — The man in charge of the state’s medical marijuana program is reiterating that patients will start receiving the drug early next year. Speaking at an educational summit last week, John Collins, director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Medical Marijuana, provided an update and the next steps for the program that was set in motion more than a year ago. “We are committed and on track to deliver medical marijuana to patients, who have been…

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Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is moving forward, but questions abound

For Abbe Kruger, the day she sat bedside with her terminally ill mother was the day she started believing in medical marijuana. Abbe’s mother died of pancreatic cancer four years ago after enduring months of pain that Abbe said could have been alleviated by the drug. Now, Abbe has taken her advocacy to a higher level as the CEO of one of 27 companies awarded a permit by the state to dispense cannabis-derived pills, oils,…

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Medical marijuana dispensary gets Wilkes-Barre zoning approval

WILKES-BARRE — The city’s Zoning Hearing Board gave the go-ahead Wednesday for a medical marijuana dispensary to open up in a Kidder Street shopping plaza. But it’s unclear when the place will begin operation. It depends on how long it takes marijuana growers and processors to get up and running. In a 4-0 vote, the zoning board granted Columbia Care Pennsylvania LLC a special exception on the basis that the service the company provides is…

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No applications yet to grow, dispense Arkansas medical marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period. Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin told The Associated Press Friday morning that the agency had received no applications to grow and distribute medical marijuana. “We are not concerned, as we understand the applications require detailed and specific information that will take…

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Medical marijuana dispensary to be located in Edwardsville

A company awarded a medical marijuana dispensary permit by the state Thursday will locate its facility at the Gateway Shopping Center in Edwardsville. The local dispensary operated by Justice Grown Pennsylvania LLC would be its entry into the state after having established operations in Illinois and California. Meanwhile, Columbia Care Pennsylvania LLC received a permit for a dispensary on Keyser Avenue in Scranton. The company identified 765 Kidder St. in Wilkes-Barre as its second location…

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