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Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Running Dry

March 5, 2018
The mayor of Butler, Pa., Ben Smith, center, cuts the ribbon with a group of officials during an open house and media availability for the opening for CY+ Medical marijuana Dispensary, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 in Butler, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
DEVON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s budding medical marijuana dispensaries have just about run out of pot.

Philly.com reports Friday that high demand has caused the two open dispensaries in the Philadelphia region to go nearly dry less than two weeks after sales started under Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana program.

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TerraVida Holistic Center in Bucks County says it’s operating on modified hours and the Keystone shop in Devon has issued a statement saying the store’s closed until further notice.

The drought is in part due to the fact that only one of the state’s 12 licensed wholesalers is currently shipping to dispensaries.

More crops are expected to be ready by late March.

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  • Herb Garden

    Considering how limiting the state is/was with permitting and applications for growers and dispensaries, and the outrageous non-refundable cost to apply, this comes as no surprise to me. They just did not allow for enough supply for the obvious demand.

  • Walt Corcoran

    They need to lengthen the list of those eligible for mmj to EVERYONE 21 or older who chooses for themselves to partake. It’s God’s gift to man, it’s a sin/criminal to keep it illegal.