SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This week’s announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized marijuana initially sent some in the industry into a tailspin, just days after California’s $7 billion recreational weed market opened for business. But for long-term pot purveyors accustomed to changing regulatory winds, the decision was just another bump in a long and winding road to proving their business legitimacy. Many in the industry…"Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions’ new policy"
The state Tuesday gave its approval to Pennsylvania Medical Solutions LLC to begin growing medical marijuana for processing at its Scranton site. The company was one of 12 statewide awarded a grower/processor permit in June by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the only one in Lackawanna County. It will provide medical marijuana for sale at licensed dispensaries early next year. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the addition of Pennsylvania Medical Solutions LLC and GTI Pennsylvania…"State approves production of medical marijuana at Scranton facility"
The state Tuesday gave the go ahead to Standard Farms LLC, Luzerne County’s only medical marijuana grower and processor, to begin production at its White Haven facility. The company is the second in the state permitted to begin accepting seeds and clone plants to grow for medical marijuana overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Standard Farms did not respond to an email request for comment. Gov. Tom Wolf said the approval moves the state’s…"White Haven medical marijuana facility approved by state to begin production"
CARMICHAELS — AGRiMED Industries next Wednesday will break ground on its new medical marijuana growing and processing facility and laboratory. The facility will be located about an hour south of Pittsburgh, in Carmichaels. Phase 1 of the building plan will be an indoor growing facility. AGRiMED Industries said in a news release it is committed to creating and providing a model environment for medical cannabis growing and processing, including renewable energy application. http://www.cannabiscarepa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MMJ-logo-1.png PR Newswire"Groundbreaking next week for new medical marijuana facility in state"
Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, one of the 12 medical marijuana growers and processors recently licensed by the state, will hold a job fair on Oct. 3 to fill up to 30 positions for its Scranton facility. The company will hold three, hour-long sessions at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Platform Lounge, 700 Lackawanna Ave. in Scranton. At each session, representatives of Vireo Health, the parent company of Pennsylvania Medical…"Med Marijuana grower to hold job fair in Scranton"
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State Health Department officials are notifying 12 applicants they’ve been awarded permits to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark in developing Pennsylvania’s program. Two applicants received permits for the Northeast Region – Pennsylvania Medical Solutions LLC for a facility in Scranton and Standard Farms LLC for a facility in White Haven. The agency on Tuesday named the chosen entities that are scattered across the state and said it would announce…"2 NEPA companies among 12 issued medical marijuana grower permits by state"
A Luzerne County company awarded a state permit to grow and process medical marijuana plans to be up and running in White Haven early next year. Gerald Feissner, director of community outreach for Standard Farms LLC, said the Pennsylvania Department of Health is giving permit recipients six months of lead time to be operational. “We’re anticipating early 2018,” Feissner said Tuesday. Standard Farms was one of 12 companies statewide to be issued permits as Pennsylvania…"White Haven to be home to medical marijuana grower/processor"