Medical marijuana goes on sale in Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana goes on sale in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania will gain about $7.9 million from marijuana permit applicants this year. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record Almost two years after medical marijuana was legalized in Pennsylvania, the first dispensaries will begin sales this week in the commonwealth. In a statement Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf said, "Pennsylvanians have been waiting years for this moment. “Medical marijuana is legal, safe and now available to Pennsylvanians suffering from 17 serious medical conditions. "In less than two years, we have developed a regulatory infrastructure, approved physicians as practitioners, certified patients to participate and launched a new industry to help thousands find relief from their debilitating symptoms." Watch auditor general discuss legalizing recreational marijuana (story continues below): The first dispensary to open is in Butler on Thursday. Other dispensaries are opening this week in Bethlehem, Pittsburgh, Enola, Sellersville and Devon. More information about the commonwealth’s medical marijuana program can be found at www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov. More coverage

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