Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patients

first_img February 13, 2018 Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.“Pennsylvanians have been waiting years for this moment,” Governor Wolf said. “Medical marijuana is legal, safe and now available to Pennsylvanians suffering from 17 serious medical conditions. In less than two years, we have developed a regulatory infrastructure, approved physicians as practitioners, certified patients to participate and launched a new industry to help thousands find relief from their debilitating symptoms.”Patients are encouraged to contact the dispensary directly before visiting to see if an appointment is required. Medical marijuana will be available at the following locations:Feb. 15Cresco Yeltrah-Butler, 201 Pillow St. Butler, PA, 724-712-0705Feb. 16Keystone Canna Remedies, 1309 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA, 484-408-6122Solevo-Squirrel Hill, 5600 Forward Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217, 412-422-0420Organic Remedies-Enola, 4425 Valley Road, Enola, PA 17025, 717-562-7758Feb. 17Terra Vida Holistic Center-Sellersville, 64 N. Main St., Sellersville, PA 18960, 215-257-3243Keystone Shops-Devon, 420 West Lancaster Ave., Devon, PA, 484-581-7189“Our work continues to increase access to this important medical tool,” Dr. Rachel Levine, Acting Health Secretary and Physician General said. “Our teams are crisscrossing the state inspecting dispensaries as they are ready to open their doors. Each week we will be adding locations where Pennsylvanians suffering from serious medical conditions can get this medication.”To date, 10 dispensaries and 10 grower/processors have been approved to operate. Cresco Yeltrah is the first grower/processor to begin delivery to dispensaries.More than 17,000 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with nearly 4,000 certified by a physician. Physicians continue to register to participate in the program. To date, 708 have registered and of those, 376 have competed the training to become certified practitioners.In order to become operational, the grower/processors and dispensaries have each undergone 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.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 17,000 patients for the program;Approved eight 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 RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available at www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov .For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Wolf Administration Unveils When and Where Medical Marijuana Will be Available to Patientscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Post-PASPA Kambi navigates the changing regulatory landscape

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Simon Noy, Kambi: Revolutionising the bet builder July 20, 2020 Related Articles Last year, Kambi, together with its partner DraftKings, secured the first transactional waiver which enabled the operator to accept the “first legal online bet in a post-PASPA world”.Fast-forward six months, and Kambi Chief Legal Officer Chris Fox has shared his thoughts (see video above) on an “exciting time” in which the company has strengthened its processes and technology to achieve compliance, particularly across the US where the opening of the online market – started by that DraftKings bet – has resulted in a “ripple effect” in other territories. On the eve of ICE London, Fox stressed that the US, despite its obvious strategic importance, is “not the full picture” for Kambi in terms of regulatory developments, adding that “South America is now quite active” and there has been some movement in the African market, while Kambi has supported operators in Sweden from 1 January 2019 to mark the country’s re-regulation.Fox admitted that he is proud to have presided over a significant growth period for Kambi, building a team to provide “better support internally, as well as for our operators”. In just 18 months, his team has grown five-fold through the addition of lawyers and legal professionals.He also described the landmark waiver, which followed a thorough vetting process by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), as a “bilateral document that we achieved together”, showing that Kambi is keen to become a ‘partner’ to its key operators, and not just a supplier in the traditional sense.last_img read more