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With its winning bid, Prime Wellness will soon operate in 11 states, said Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania’s spokesman James Doherty III.
(It grows like a weed, after all.) That cannabis will be processed into oils or tinctures that will be sold at medicinal marijuana dispensaries, where doctors’ recommendations will be filled.
Nothing that looks like plant material will be sold.
Franklin Labs LLC, where Hanger chairs the board, is refurbishing an old Pepsi bottling plant in Reading to cultivate and process cannabis for the pharmaceutical market.Sales of medical cannabis products are on track to start in early 2018, according to the state Health Department.Patients suffering from any of 17 qualifying ailments will require a doctor’s recommendation before purchasing any marijuana-derived medicine at a neighborhood storefront.The aspirants also had to put down a 0,000 deposit —refundable only to the losers — and show they had access to at least million in additional capital. In addition, each of the applicants has had to pay for architectural plans, security studies, and zoning appeals.Of the nation’s 26 states where legal marijuana is grown, only Pennsylvania does not require applicants to be residents of the state.