Human Services, Medical Marijuana, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.Cure Pennsylvania in Phoenixville, Chester County; and Cure Pennsylvania in Lancaster, Lancaster County; have passed all Department of Health inspections and can begin operations. Patients will be able to purchase medical marijuana at these locations once it is available.“Each week, we are making great strides in expanding our network where patients will be able to get medical marijuana,” Governor Wolf said. “The approval of two more dispensaries is another positive step forward. Work continues to move patients one step closer to having medical marijuana as a tool to help with their medical condition.”More than 16,600 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with more than 3,800 certified by a physician.“Our team is diligently working to inspect dispensaries,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Each of these inspections ensures that all standards set out by the regulations and their facilities are met, and the sites are safe and secure. The program continues to work to provide operational locations to help get medical marijuana to patients.”In order to become operational, the grower/processors and dispensaries have each undergone several inspections from the Department of Health. Each of the grower/processors are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system and are now able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.Physicians continue to register to participate in the program. To date, 701 have registered and of those, 355 have competed the training to become certified practitioners.The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 340 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, physicians, patients, and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;Approved five training providers for physician continuing-education;Approved three laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched registries for patients and caregivers, as well as physicians;Registered more than 16,000 patients for the program;Approved eight dispensaries and 10 grower/processers to begin operations; andContinued to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented in 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to [email protected] Information is also available at www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov .For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Wolf Administration Approves Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Begin Operation February 09, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
MORE THURSDAY MLB: DFS picksToday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Thursday, June 13Updated wRC+ stats coming soonRankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Matthew [email protected] Royals73 (T-27th)N/A$10,500$10,7002Zack [email protected] NationalsN/A88 (T-20th)$9,500$9,3003Jacob deGromMetsvs. CardinalsN/A94 (T-15th)$10,200$10,4004David PriceRed Soxvs. Rangers87 (T-21st)N/A$9,800$9,7005Clayton KershawDodgersvs. Cubs103 (T-10th)N/A$10,400$10,1006Marcus StromanBlue [email protected] OriolesN/A84 (T-23rd)$7,200$7,6007Jon [email protected] Dodgers104 (9th)N/A$7,700$7,8008Jack [email protected] MetsN/A97 (13th)$7,900$7,3009Erick FeddeNationalsvs. D-backsN/A88 (T-20th)$6,000$6,40010J.A. [email protected] White Sox92 (T-16th)N/A$8,800$8,70011Ryan YarbroughRaysvs. Angels102 (12th)N/A$6,900$6,80012Julio TeheranBravesvs. PiratesN/A96 (14th)$8,600$10,80013Tyler [email protected] Rays101 (13th)N/A$7,800$8,20014Joe [email protected] BravesN/A103 (T-11th)$8,300$6,00015Michael PinedaTwinsvs. MarinersN/A111 (7th)$7,000$9,00016Homer BaileyRoyalsvs. TigersN/A76 (T-29th)$6,700$5,20017Matt [email protected] Rockies86 (23rd)N/A$9,900$9,20018Jon GrayRockiesvs. PadresN/A83 (25th)$7,500$8,30019Yusei [email protected] Twins131 (1st)N/A$6,300$5,10020Gabriel YnoaOriolesvs. Blue JaysN/A76 (T-29th$5,600$5,40021Adrian [email protected] Red SoxN/A107 (T-9th)$8,000$7,10022Ivan NovaWhite Soxvs. YankeesN/A115 (T-3rd)$6,200$4,400wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNJon Lester (@ Dodgers) and Matt Strahm (@ Rockies) are obvious fades given the matchups/parks, but both have enough talent to come through in GPPs.Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports. With only two afternoon games, it’s a fairly large Thursday main MLB DFS slate tonight. As a result, our SP rankings are deeper than usual for a Thursday, and there are some surprising value sleepers on both FanDuel and DraftKings.Our top five are particularly solid, though all cost a premium. If you’re looking to pay down, Marcus Stroman (@ Orioles) and Jack Flaherty (@ Mets) both have high upsides and fair prices, and Ryan Yarbrough (vs. Angels) is a boom-or-bust option at an affordable price who works well in GPPs. Erick Fedde (vs. D-backs) has a relatively low ceiling, but with his rock-bottom price, he’s not a bad option, especially as an SP2 on DraftKings.