Pennsylvania Issues 23 Additional Medical Cannabis Dispensary Permits

Wolf Administration Issues Permits for Phase II Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Harrisburg, PA, December 18, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today issued 23 dispensary permits for Phase II of the medical marijuana program. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

The permitting of these locations as part of Phase II of the medical marijuana program will ensure more people have access to medical marijuana close to home. Medical marijuana is an essential form of treatment for Pennsylvanians suffering from one of 21 serious medical conditions. This step continues the growth of our scientific, medically-based medical marijuana program.

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine

Once all Phase II dispensaries are operational, there will be a total of 79 dispensaries located throughout the commonwealth. Each of the dispensary permit holders is eligible to open a total of three locations. Some dispensary permit holders have opted not to open all eligible locations at this time. A complete list of operational dispensary locations is available on the Department of Health website at

The 23 permits were issued to:

Southeast Region

  • Restore Integrative Wellness Center LLC
  • Cresco Yeltrah, LLC
  • Franklin BioScience – SE, LLC
  • Harvest of Southeast PA, LLC
  • PharmaCann Penn LLC
  • MLH Explorations, LLC
  • CB Health Services, LLC
  • Agape Total Health Care, INC
  • GTI Pennsylvania, LLC

Northeast Region

  • Pennsylvania Dispensary Solutions LLC
  • Franklin BioScience – NE, LLC
  • Harvest of Northeast PA, LLC

Southcentral Region

  • Harvest of South Central PA, LLC
  • Local Dispensaries, LLC
  • GTI Pennsylvania, LLC

Northcentral Region

  • Harvest of North Central PA, LLC
  • PharmaCann Penn LLC

Southwest Region

  • Franklin BioScience – SW, LLC
  • Harvest of Southwest PA, LLC
  • Sunrise Organic Wellness LLC
  • GTI Pennsylvania, LLC

Northwest Region

  • Harvest of Northwest PA, LLC
  • GTI Pennsylvania, LLC

More than 98,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, and over 66,000 have identification cards and are able to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary. Approximately 1,380 physicians have registered for the program, 945 of whom have been approved as practitioners.

The medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:

Completed temporary regulations to enact the program;
Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;
Approved six training providers for physician continuing education;
Approved four laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;
Registered more than 98,000 patients and issued more than 66,000 identification cards;
Validated over 364,000 dispensing events;
Issued 25 grower/processor permits, 12 of which are operational;
Issued 50 dispensary permits and approved 43 locations to begin operations; and
Certified eight medical schools as Academic Clinical Research Centers.
The medical marijuana program offers 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.

For more information about the medical marijuana program, visit or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter.

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