Wolf Administration Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower/Processor to Operate

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first_imgWolf Administration Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower/Processor to Operate January 19, 2018 Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved a Butler County medical marijuana dispensary and a Lawrence County grower/processor to begin operations.Cresco Yeltrah’s Butler County Dispensary, in Butler, and Holistic Farms, LLC, in Lawrence County have passed all Department of Health inspections and can begin operations. Once medical marijuana is available, Cresco Yeltrah will be able to sell the medication to patients at the Butler County location.“We are making great strides in getting medical marijuana to patients who desperately need it,” Governor Wolf said. “The Medical Marijuana Program continues to move ahead as growers are coming closer to having medication ready for dispensaries to sell to patients. Each day brings us one step closer to providing this essential medication to patients.”More than 13,000 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 2,158 certified by a physician.“Our team is diligently working to inspect grower/processors and dispensaries,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Each of these inspections ensures that all standards set out by the regulations and their facilities are met, and the sites are safe and secure. The program continues to work to provide operational locations to help get medical marijuana to patients.”In order to become operational, the grower/processors and dispensaries have each underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. Each of the grower/processors are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system and are now able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.In addition, Holistic Farms, LLC , the department previously approved:Cresco Yeltrah, Jefferson County;Franklin Labs, Berks County;GTI Pennsylvania, Montour County;Holistic Farms, LLC, Lawrence County;Ilera Healthcare, Fulton County;Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, Lackawanna County;Prime Wellness, LLC, Berks County;PurePenn LLC, Allegheny County;Standard Farms, Luzerne County; andTerrapin Investment Fund 1, Clinton County.The Department has also certified three laboratories, the latest being Steep Hill Pennsylvania, located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. The laboratories test medication before it is sold to dispensaries and dispensed to patients.Physicians continue to register to participate in the program. To date, 641 have registered and of those, nearly 270 have competed the training to become certified practitioners.The Medical Marijuana Program 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 more than 340 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, physicians, patients and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;Approved five training providers for physician continuing-education;Approved three laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched registries for patients and caregivers, as well as physicians;Registered more than 13,000 patients for the program;Approved two dispensaries and 10 grower/processers to begin operations; andContinued to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented in 2018. The 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 the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to [email protected] Information is also available at www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov .For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney dismisses possible coronavirus delay: U.S. will kick COVID-19 ‘in the teeth’

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first_img“My preference is, let’s get to work and let’s go play,” he said. “That’s the best-case scenario and I think that’s what’s going to happen. I don’t have any doubt. . . . I mean I have zero doubt that we’re going to be playing. The stands are going to be packed and (Clemson’s Death) Valley is going to be rocking. Zero doubt. That’s the only thought I have, right there. All that rest of the stuff, I don’t think about any of that.””So that’s just my mindset — I’ve got one plan, and that is to get the Tigers ready to play come September or late August or whatever. These guys are all training. So that’s my preference is that we have camp August and and get on and play the season. I don’t have any doubt that’s going to be the case. I have zero doubt.”It’s understandable that Swinney would take that approach. If the season does start on time in September, then he needs to make sure his team is ready to play. The Tigers are scheduled to open their season with ACC games at Georgia Tech and vs. Louisville. “I mean, this is America, man,” Swinney told local reporters Friday via Zoom. “We’ve stormed the beaches of Normandy, we’ve sent a car that’s driving around Mars, we’ve walked on the moon. This is the greatest country and the greatest people in the history of the planet. We’ve created an iPhone where I can sit here and talk to all you people in all these different places. We’ve got the smartest people in the world.”Listen, we’re going to rise up and we’re gonna kick this thing right in the teeth and we’ll get back to our lives.”COLLEGE FOOTBALL: COVID-19 updates, key dates, season alternativesIf all of that doesn’t make you want to shotgun a beer and ride around on a lawn mower screaming, “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, then nothing will.Swinney was building to that crescendo with the first part of his answer. March Madness, MLB Opening Day, the NFL Draft — everything in the world of sports has been thrown off because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But will the virus delay the start of the college football season? Clemson coach Dabo Swinney sure doesn’t think so.Swinney, in fact, has complete faith that there will be games in late summer after the United States opens up a can of whoop-ass on the coronavirus, because ‘Merica.last_img read more