By Benjie Cooper
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Nearly two years after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 (SB 3) into law, the state’s first six dispensaries are finally ready to open their doors to registered patients this week.
Just north of Pittsburgh, the CY+ dispensary will be ready to serve patients today at their location on Pillow Street in Butler with a selection of over one-hundred different medicinal cannabis products in stock.
CY+ opened their doors for a day just a couple of weeks ago in January to allow media and others to come in and get a preview of what to expect when the dispensary opens for medicinal cannabis sales today.
Tomorrow, Keystone Canna Remedies will be commencing sales at their first location on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem. The dispensary held its grand-opening in mid-January where media, business community members, and various officials got a first look at the facility, but display samples were the only products that were on-hand at the time.
With final inspections behind them, and after having hosted an open house on February 7, Solevo Wellness will be opening their doors at 2 pm tomorrow at their location on Forward Avenue in Pittsburgh.
Organic Remedies on Valley Road in Enola will also be open tomorrow.
The Terra Vida Holistic Center is opening their first dispensary on Saturday at a location on North Main Street in Sellersville. The woman-owned company based in Abington also has plans to open two more facilities in Pennsylvania; one on Old York Road in Abington and another on Planebrook Road in Malvern.
Keystone Shops will also be opening their doors at 1 pm for all medical cannabis patients in the state on Saturday at their location on Lancaster Avenue in Devon. For the dispensary’s grand opening day, no appointments will be taken, and patients will be helped on a first come, first served basis.
Of the roughly 17,000 patients registered in Pennsylvania’s medicinal cannabis program, certified physicians have approved around 4,000 of them to participate. There are currently seventeen medical conditions that qualify a patient to use medicinal cannabis.
Before a visit, patients are encouraged to contact the dispensary they intend to visit to find out if an appointment is required, as is the case with some.
Currently, ten dispensaries and ten grower/processor licenses have been issued in the state of Pennsylvania, though not all of them are ready to begin doing business with patients just yet.
Congratulations to the residents of the Keystone State and the thousands of patients who can finally find relief in the cannabis plant.
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, may your future be filled with cannabis everlasting, from your dispensaries.
Qualifying conditions for medicinal cannabis in Pennsylvania
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
- Crohn’s Disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
- Intractable Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Severe, chronic, or intractable pain of neuropathic origin, or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
- Sickle Cell Anemia
Thursday, February 15
Cresco Yeltrah-Butler (CY+)
201 Pillow St.
Friday, February 16
Keystone Canna Remedies
1309 Stefko Blvd.
5600 Forward Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
4425 Valley Road
Enola, PA 17025
Saturday, February 17
Terra Vida Holistic Center – Sellersville
64 N. Main St.
Sellersville, PA 18960
Keystone Shops – Devon
420 West Lancaster Ave.