DeLuca: Local facility issued medical marijuana grower/processor permit
More permits issued as state’s Medical Marijuana Program expands
HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – A local facility is among 13 companies issued grower/processor permits for Phase II of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, state Rep. Tony DeLuca announced today. The permit to Maitri Genetics, LLC, will allow the company to move forward with plans to ready its O’Hara Township facility for growing and processing operations.
DeLuca said he is thrilled about the decision to grant Maitri the permit, noting that expanding the program will bring a critical resource to Pennsylvanians suffering from serious medical conditions. State law currently authorizes medical marijuana use for 21 different conditions.
“For patients with debilitating pain, medical marijuana is more than just an option – it can be a lifeline,” DeLuca said. “I applaud the Wolf administration for issuing this permit to Maitri Genetics. It’s a move that will allow us to ease the suffering of patients in our region, while at the same time creating jobs and strengthening the local economy.”
The latest round of permits is part of the Wolf administration’s plan to make medical marijuana available to every part of the state, including the southwest region. The state’s Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law in 2016, and Phase I involved laying the framework for the new program, which is being fully implemented and expanded in Phase II.
To date, more than 52,000 patients and 1,000 physicians have registered to participate in the program.