Medical Marijuana News: License Applications Available In Pennsylvania; Here's What We Know So Far [VIDEO]
April 27, 2017 10:18 AM EDT
Medical marijuana license applications are now available. The application is for growing, dispensaries, and processing the drug. There are several applicants coming in as the processing for license move along in Pennsylvania.
Applications In Pennsylvania
It is indicated that the program for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania goes on schedule, despite the pouring of applications for licenses. In fact, Health Secretary Karen Murphy shared that her office already received more than 500 packages. These packages contain applications for the license.
The license can be to dispense process and grow medical marijuana according to The Morning Call. Murphy noted that the office is pleased with the response from the people regarding the program for the said drug.
The team that processes the license for medical marijuana is trying to sort everything out and has a goal of until June to issue these licenses. It is reported that the licenses that will soon be released to the applicants will have six months to be up and running.
In the meantime, the agency is targeting on giving out licenses to 12 growers and 27 dispensaries for medical marijuana. These dispensaries that will be given the license can operate of up to three locations. The agency further hopes to have the drug available in May 2018.
Who Applied For A License?
Meanwhile, the health department already released some of the names of the entities that applied for the medical marijuana license. They are the PA Harvest Company, Justice Grown, and Keystone Center of Integrative Wellness. The other names will be revealed once the permits have been issued, as reported by The Times-Tribune.
It is also reported that the names of those companies that will be rejected for medical marijuana license will also be revealed. The addresses of these companies will not be released, as it is already a time-consuming activity for the agency.
Medical marijuana will be made available soon for 17 health illnesses. Some of these include epilepsy, intractable seizures, and cancer.