With the passage of Senate Bill 3, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. For an industry that's established some roots in West Coast states, East Coast entrepreneurs, investors and medical professionals are still trying to understand the fast-growing market centered around a plant that's still federally illegal. As a newcomer to the subject - a kid - join me as I follow the quickly evolving world that is the cannabis business.
BLOG: Pennsylvania opening another round of medical marijuana business permits
Chris Kauffman, of Five-Leaf Remedies talks about third

Pennsylvania is opening up more applications for medical marijuana business permits, though a previous York City applicant is unlikely to reapply.

Suit questions scoring discrepancies among Pa. medical marijuana applicants

A failed medical marijuana business applicant has sued the Department of Health due to "inconsistent, arbitrary, and mysterious application scores."

BLOG: Competition for limited cannabiz permits
Five-Leaf Remedies grows vegetables in a hydroponic

The state Department of Health received more than 460 applications for, at most, 39 medical marijuana business permits.

BLOG: Wolf tells Sessions to back off on marijuana
Gov. Tom Wolf, center, flanked by Lolly Bentch, left,

Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to protect Pennsylvania's emerging medical marijuana program.

BLOG: Physician participation key to Pa. medical marijuana program
Jackson Salemme was a "normal" kid until around kindergarten,

The success of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program relies heavily on doctors willing to participate and recommend.

BLOG: Pa.'s first medical marijuana licenses to be issued in June
Lolly Bentch, of Harrisburg, hugs Gov. Tom Wolf before

Pennsylvania has logged 258 applications and is on track to issue medical marijuana business permits by the end of June.

BLOG: Application process closes for cannabiz hopefuls
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced

The application submission period for medical marijuana business permits closed Monday.

BLOG: DePasquale supports recreational marijuana
In this file photo, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Recreational marijuana proponents in Pennsylvania just added a high-profile supporter in the form of the state's top financial watchdog.

BLOG: Roundup of cannabiz hopefuls in York's region
A group of investors is looking to turn this warehouse

The state Department of Health began accepting applications from medical marijuana business hopefuls on Monday.

BLOG: Dispensary regulations drafted
Sen. Mike Folmer yells, "We won," as he speaks before

The state Department of Health released temporary regulations last week for medical marijuana dispensaries.

BLOG: DOH promotes from within for marijuana director
John J. Collins, director of PA Department of Health's

The state Department of Health has hired its director to lead to Office of Medical Marijuana, though it's really more of a promotion.

BLOG: Potential biz owners laud Pa. hemp legislation
Sen. Mike Folmer yells, "We won," as he speaks before

Legislation passed last week regarding industrial hemp flew under the radar, but not to potential business owners.

BLOG: Marijuana's rise could dent Big Pharma profits
Marijuana protest

A survey has indicated medical marijuana patients are likely to give up prescription drugs, a money-maker for Big Pharma.

BLOG: State speeding up grower process
State Sen. Daylin Leach speaks to the audience at the

State health officials are working to quickly bring in medical marijuana, but rushing it could lead to adverse effects.

BLOG: Finding balance in the emerging cannabis industry
Zeyead Gharib (center), a research and development

As the cannabis industry gains more investment dollars, leading advocates are balancing professionalism with greater good.

About The CannaBiz Kid

With the passage of Senate Bill 3, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. For an industry that's established some roots in West Coast states, East Coast entrepreneurs, investors and medical professionals are still trying to understand the fast-growing market centered around a plant that's still federally illegal. As a newcomer to the subject - a kid - join me as I follow the quickly evolving world that is the cannabis business.

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