Grower permit for local medical marijuana producer will bring jobs to region

CHESTER, Aug. 9 – Agri-Kind LLC, a Chester County-based medical marijuana business, has been issued a grower permit by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration as part of Phase II of the state’s Medical Marijuana program, according to state Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Agri-Kind to bring new jobs and increased spending to our area,” Kirkland said. “Agri-Kind will also play an important role in expanding access to medical marijuana for qualified residents who want to purchase their medicine closer to home.”

Phase I of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program built a framework to give Pennsylvanians suffering from one of 21 serious medical conditions access to medical marijuana. Phase II will expand the program to ensure that more patients have options in their own towns.

Wolf signed the program into law April 17, 2016. Since then, more than 30,000 Pennsylvanians have received their identification cards and are eligible to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.

Those interested can visit www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov for more information about the Medical Marijuana program.