Department of Health publishes temporary medical marijuana regulations for dispensaries

Department of Health publishes temporary medical marijuana regulations for dispensaries

Eyeing full implementation of the medical marijuana program authorized under Act 16 of 2016, the Department of Health announced last week that temporary regulations covering medical marijuana dispensaries have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 

“The dispensary temporary regulations outline what is needed in the plan for operation, process for dispensing medical marijuana, security and surveillance requirements at the dispensary, as well as where the dispensary facilities can be located,” said Secretary of Health Karen Murphy. 

Monday, December 12, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Mayor Kenney takes action to tackle opioid crisis in Philadelphia

Mayor Kenney takes action to tackle opioid crisis in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced this week his plans to form a task force that will focus on providing solutions to the opioid crisis in Philadelphia.

 

“The opioid epidemic has been taking lives, destroying families and undermining the quality of life of Philadelphians across the city said," the Mayor said in a statement. “This is a significant social and public health challenge requiring a comprehensive, citywide approach.”

Wednesday, November 23, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Following what was called “collective unrest” Monday stemming from the November 8 General Election results, state and local official in Pennsylvania have started releasing plans to deal with alleged hate crimes.

Monday, November 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia City Council President calls for tougher diversity standards for city contractors

Philadelphia City Council President calls for tougher diversity standards for city contractors

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke (District 5) introduced an ordinance Thursday that would alter Chapter 17-1600 of the Philadelphia City Code to place requirements on when exemptions to Economic Opportunity Plans (EOPs) are sought in transactions with the city.

 

The move is intended to make it tougher for city contractors to evade city-required equal opportunity standards.

Thursday, November 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia

Medical cannabis growers and processors look to open business in Pennsylvania

With the Department of Health’s announcement of the publication of temporary regulations concerning growers and processor of medical cannabis at the end of October, the regulatory landscape is now in place for these entities, largely from established operations in other states, to begin to set up shop in Pennsylvania.

 

According to the department, the grower and processor temporary regulations outline the financial, legal and operational requirements needed by an individual to be considered for a grower/processor permit, as well as where the facilities can be located.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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