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PA Options in the News

Medical Marijuana Facility Breaks Ground in Penn Township

ROOM TO GROW — PA Options for Wellness, a medical marijuana company, broke ground Oct. 16 on its new facility in Penn Twp. Pictured are Craig Dussinger of CSD Construction, Perry County Chamber of Commerce President Rich Pluta, Perry Innovation Park owner Bill Roberts, PA Options CEO Thomas Trite, PA Options Chief Strategy Officer Sonya…

Penn State medical marijuana researchers to study ‘benefits and risks’ of cannabis as treatment

Written by Brett Sholtis/Transforming Health | Jul 29, 2019 9:29 PM Tom Trite (left) and Dr. Kent Vrana (right) The Department of Health has approved eight research universities, paired with eight medical marijuana growers, to learn more about the usefulness and drawbacks of cannabis as a treatment. Penn State College of Medicine and marijuana grower…

Penn State Opens door for Medical Research on Cannabis

Published August 9, 2019 By Britney Watson   The Health Ministry has permitted the association of research universities with legal medical marijuana producers for joint medical research on cannabis. They have been authorized to undertake research activities and experiments to unveil the true potential of cannabis – its advantages and disadvantages for prevention or treatment for physical and…

Cannabis Potential: Penn State College Investigates

Lysette Maurice N. Sandoval Aug 16, 2019 08:04 AM EDT   (Photo : GAD-BM) In June of this year, the Penn State College of Medicine announced that its clinical center will be collaborating on a research project with PA Options for Wellness. The team will be looking into medical marijuana and its potential to treat various health issues.…

Penn State med school hopes for quick start on cannabis studies

By: Ioannis Pashakis  June 27, 2019 9:37 am Penn State College of Medicine is hoping to start studying medical marijuana as soon as possible under a 10-year partnership with one of the first companies approved to take part in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research program The company is PA Options for Wellness, a grower, processer and dispenser based in Harrisburg.…

Medical marijuana facility coming to Duncannon area

Updated Jun 27, 2019; Posted Jun 27, 2019 A sign at the newly renamed Perry Innovation Park in Penn Twp. The business park will be the site of a new medical marijuana production facility. By Jim T. Ryan | Perry County Times After two years, a proposed medical marijuana facility will be coming to the Duncannon area…

Medical marijuana dispensary planned for Lancaster city; will be county’s 2nd

HEATHER STAUFFER | Staff Writer Jun 23, 2019 PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH A second medical marijuana dispensary is being planned in Lancaster County. PA Options for Wellness Inc. this week obtained a state permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at 39 E. Chestnut St. in Lancaster city, near city hall and across from the Duke Street Garage.…

Penn State College of Medicine announces collaboration with PA Options for Wellness for medical marijuana research

June 21, 2019; Penn State Health News Penn State College of Medicine and PA Options for Wellness will work together to investigate the potential benefits and risks of using marijuana extracts to treat a variety of health issues. “I think this unique opportunity places the commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the forefront of promoting high-quality research on medical marijuana,” said Kent…

Penn State Hershey will take part in 10-year medical marijuana study

Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:14 am A Harrisburg-based entity has entered into a 10-year partnership with the Penn State College of Medicine and affiliated Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to do research on medical marijuana. The Penn State College of Medicine and PA Options for Wellness will work together to investigate the potential benefits…

Medical Cannabis in the News

Tartaglione, Cruz hold session on medical marijuana

Aug 6, 2019 by pheron Constituents get information on the state’s medical marijuana program during session at office of state Sen. Christine Targatlione. State Sen. Christine Tartaglione, left, greets consituents during session on medical marijuana. PHILADELPHIA — State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and state Rep. Angel Cruz welcomed dozens of constituents to the senator’s district…

Chairwoman Velázquez Announces Bills to Open SBA Programs to Legal Cannabis Businesses

Washington, June 28, 2019 Washington, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) announced legislation to extend several Small Business Administration (SBA) initiatives to small businesses operating in the cannabis sector. Velázquez has introduced H.R. 3540, the Ensuring Safe Capital Access for All Small…

PA adds anxiety to qualifying conditions for medical pot

The Pennsylvania Health Department is adding anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome to the list of conditions that can qualify people to obtain legal medical marijuana. Updated Jul 11, 5:39 PM; Posted Jul 11, 3:23 PM By The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Health Department is adding anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome to the list…

US lawmakers look to legalize pot in ‘historic’ marijuana reform hearing

PUBLISHED WED, JUL 10 2019  6:14 PM UPDATED THU, JUL 11 2019  9:54 AM EDT Angelica LaVito U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a “historic” hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana. “Marijuana decriminalization may be one of the very few issues upon…

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