Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today issued grower/processor permits to 13 entities for Phase II of the Medical Marijuana Program.
“In Phase I of the program, we built a framework to give patients access to medical marijuana,” Dr. Levine said. “In this next phase, Phase II, we are fully implementing the program to expand access to this medication to every part of the state. This medication is vital to Pennsylvanians suffering from one of the 21 serious medical conditions allowed under the law and we need to ensure they have access to it close to their homes.”
The department has made applicant information, score cards and a table of the Phase II grower/processor permittees available at www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov.
The 13 permits were issued to:
PennAlt Organics Inc
Pier Cove LLC
PharmaCann Penn Plant LLC
Green Leaf Medicals, LLC
Whole Plants LLC
Parea BioSciences, LLC
Maitri Genetics, LLC
Hanging Gardens LLC
Calypso Enterprises, LLC
The Department anticipated making redacted Phase II grower/processor permittee applications available by November 2018. The Department anticipates making all remaining Phase II redacted grower/processor applications available at a later date.
More than 52,000 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, and more than 30,000 of those patients have received their identification cards and are able to visit a dispensary to purchase medical marijuana. More than 1,000 physicians have registered for the program and, of those, more than 700 have been approved as practitioners.
The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:
- Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, physicians, patients, and laboratories, all of which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;
- Issued Phase I permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;
- Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;
- Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;
- Approved six training providers for physician continuing-education;
- Approved four laboratories to test this medication before it is delivered to patients;
- Launched registries for patients and caregivers, as well as practitioners;
- Registered more than 52,000 patients for the program;
- Approved 29 dispensaries and 12 grower/processers to begin operations;
- Continued to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational; and
- Issued Phase II permit applications for dispensaries; and
- Issued Phase II permits to grower/processors.
The Medical Marijuana Program offers 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 the Medical Marijuana Law.
For more information about medical marijuana, visit www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter.
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