Changes in state’s medical marijuana program affecting local participants

After a few months dispensing medical marijuana, Abbe Kruger can cross off some of the unknowns and plan ahead. The CEO of the Justice Grown Pennsylvania in Edwardsville knows what’s selling, who’s buying and why they’re using since the dispensary opened in February. “The largest quantity is vape pens,” Kruger said of the most popular selling item that vaporizes marijuana processed into oil for inhalation. At the July 23 “Medical Marijuana Mondays” outreach program at…

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Justice Grown CEO answers questions about medical marijuana

KINGSTON — Mark McNeely had been taking prescription medication for pain without much success when a doctor suggested a different option. “I’ve been trying to deal with my pain from doctor prescribed medications,” said McNeely, 51, of Wyoming. “I’ve been paying out of pocket for drugs that aren’t helping me. I went to a clinic and the doctor asked me if I ever considered medical marijuana. “The problem is the doctor couldn’t tell me how…

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Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program hobbled by lack of products to sell

PHILADELPHIA—Too much demand. Not enough supply. Less than two weeks after it was launched, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is a victim of its own success. The two open marijuana dispensaries in the Philadelphia region reported Friday that they had sold out of most medicines and might not be restocked until after March 15. “We have no inventory,” said Chris Visco, co-owner of the TerraVida Holistic Center in Sellersville, Bucks County. “We took a shipment on…

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Ribbon cut, Justice Grown ready to serve pot patients March 20

EDWARDSVILLE — Janice and David Swire listened intently Friday at the ceremonial opening for Justice Grown, Luzerne County’s first medical marijuana dispensary. The Swires, who both battle acute anxiety, have been treated with medications and have even tried herbal remedies. Both said nothing has worked to give them the relief they seek. “We’re here to gather information,” Janice Swire said. “We wanted to see what doctors they recommend and we will make an appointment. At…

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First Pa. medical-pot dispensary starts selling to customers

HARRISBURG — The first legal medical marijuana sales under a two-year-old state law began Thursday at a dispensary in western Pennsylvania, with the first purchase by a woman who lobbied for passage of the law. A line of about a dozen people greeted employees as they opened the doors of the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary in Butler. Five other dispensaries are expected to start sales in the coming days. Diana Briggs, of Export, said the $178…

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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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