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  1. Ron Strider

    PA: Medical Marijuana Patients In The Suburbs, Philly's Loss Will Be Malvern's Gain

    Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program will launch early next year, but Philadelphia – a city of more than 1.5 million people – is likely to host only two dispensaries. Four storefronts initially were set to operate within the city limits when the state Department of Health awarded permits...
  2. Ron Strider

    PA: Alleged Marijuana Grow House Found In West Philadelphia

    Authorities are investigating what is being described as a marijuana grow house in West Philadelphia. Fire crews were called to the 4800 block of Cedar Avenue just after 3 p.m. Monday for a report of strange fumes. When crews arrived, they discovered a large number of marijuana plants and...
  3. Ron Strider

    City Council Members 'Disappointed' Philly Overlooked For Medical Marijuana Permits

    A day after the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the first 12 winners of permits to grow medical marijuana under the developing state program, two members of Philadelphia City Council expressed disappointment that none of the city's applicants had been awarded a grower-processor...
  4. K

    PA: Politics - Philadelphia Works To Promote The Cannabis Industry

    With medical marijuana now legal in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia business leaders and entrepreneurs are looking to get involved in the cannabis industry. Many who are new to the industry may seek the assistance of business accelerators, such as Greenhouse Ventures. Greenhouse Ventures is a...
  5. K

    Pot Decriminalization Saves Philadelphia Millions

    A vivid example of benefits from decriminalization of possessing small amounts of marijuana occurred at the Philadelphia airport recently, a few days after the release of a report from two prominent organizations that called for the national decriminalization of personal use/possession of...
  6. K

    PA: At City Hall, Activists Tout Fiscal Benefits Of Marijuana Decriminalization

    Clutching an enlarged check to the citizens of the City of Philadelphia in the amount of $9 million - an amount the city is said to have saved in public safety costs since decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana - signed "Mary Jane," marijuana activists gathered Thursday at City...
  7. K

    Pot Activists Meet With Cops To Prep For DNC

    Not wanting their protests for the Democratic National Convention to go up in smoke, the men who pushed for the decriminalization of marijuana in Philly informally met with two of the city's top police supervisors this morning to discuss how marijuana activists and users will be handled by...