Published On: Thu, Dec 20th, 2018

Plumstead marijuana dispensary gets green light from state

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Restore Integrative Wellness Center LLC is set to open at 812 N. Easton Road in Plumstead Township after receiving a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday.

It’s one of 23 marijuana dispensaries that will have six months to become operational before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

The restore Integrative wellness center is conveniently located in the same shopping complex as Papa John’s Pizza, and just a stone’s throw from Chin’s Kitchen and Rita’s Italian Ice.

Also getting the nod from the state was CB Health Services LLC, of Illinois, which will open its dispensary in Horsham at 255 Horsham Road.

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“The permitting of these locations as part of Phase II of the medical marijuana program will ensure more people have access to medical marijuana close to home,” Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “Medical marijuana is an essential form of treatment for Pennsylvanians suffering from one of 21 serious medical conditions.”

A “serious medical condition” under the law is any one of the following:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
  • Autism;
  • Cancer, including remission therapy;
  • Crohn’s disease;
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies;
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Glaucoma;
  • HIV / AIDS;
  • Huntington’s disease;
  • Inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Intractable seizures;
  • Multiple sclerosis;
  • Neurodegenerative diseases;
  • Neuropathies;
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions;
  • Parkinson’s disease;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain;
  • Sickle cell anemia; and/or
  • Terminal illness.

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