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PA Options in the News

Medical marijuana growing facility opens in Perry County, new dispensary opens in Lancaster County

Updated Oct 20, 2020; Posted Oct 20, 2020 PA Options for Wellness has opened its growing/processing facility in Penn Township, Perry County (Photo provided) By Daniel Urie | durie@pennlive.com A Lower Paxton Township-based company that opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in Lower Paxton Township in June, has now opened a growing facility in Penn Township, Perry…

Medical marijuana shop opening next week in downtown Lancaster

JEFF HAWKES | Sep 25, 2020 Vytal Options medical marijuana dispensary opens Oct. 1 at 39 E. Chestnut St., Lancaster. This is the entrance on Sept. 24, 2020. A medical marijuana dispensary plans to open Thursday in downtown Lancaster, becoming the third in Lancaster County serving patients with a Pennsylvania medical marijuana ID card. Vytal…

PA Options for Wellness and Penn State’s College of Medicine Embark on 10-Year Journey to Study Medical Cannabis

The entities have partnered under Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis research program, and have already launched surveys to study patient outcomes, with many more studies planned. July 22, 2020 PA Options for Wellness CEO and President Tom Trite says he and his team have always been committed to cannabis education, research and a true medical model, which makes…

65,000-square-foot medical marijuana production facility to open soon in Perry County

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. (Photo by Jim Ryan, Perry County Times) By Daniel Urie | durie@pennlive.com A Lower Paxton Township company will soon begin growing medical marijuana at a new facility in Perry County.…

Vytal Options plans to open its second medical marijuana dispensary next month

Pictured is a sign outside of the headquarters of PA Options for Wellness in Lower Paxton Township. The company plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Lancaster next month. (Daniel Urie, PennLive) By Daniel Urie | durie@pennlive.com A company that announced last year that it plans to collaborate with Penn State to study which types…

Central Pa. company that has research agreement with Penn State has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary

Vytal Options has opened a location in Lower Paxton Township. (Daniel Urie, PennLive) By Daniel Urie | durie@pennlive.com A new medical marijuana dispensary has opened in the Harrisburg area. Vytal Options opened for business at 4711 Queen Ave. in Lower Paxton Township near the Olde Liberty Square office complex on June 29. Vytal Options is owned by…

PA Options for Wellness Opens First Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Harrisburg

Location Deemed Fully Operational by Department of Health in June 2020 July 06, 2020 09:44 ET | Source: PA Options for Wellness HARRISBURG, Pa., July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PA Options for Wellness Inc., a Pennsylvania-based medical cannabis research company, announced today the opening of its first dispensary, VYTAL Options, at 4711 Queen Avenue in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Department of…

Medical Marijuana Exceeds Five Million Dispensing Events, Three Clinical Registrants Operational as Part of Research Program

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that as of earlier this month, the Medical Marijuana Program has exceeded five million dispensing events. The program has also recently operationalized two clinical registrants to participate in the medical marijuana research program, bringing the total number of operational clinical registrants to three. “Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program…

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…

Medical Cannabis in the News

Cannabinoids may affect activity of other pharmaceuticals

August 3, 2020 by Pennsylvania State University Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cannabinoid-containing products may alter the effects of some prescription drugs, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They published information that could help medical professionals make safe prescribing choices for their patients who use prescription, over-the-counter or illicit cannabinoid products. Kent Vrana, professor and…

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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