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Pennsylvania

Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US PA: Interested In Growing Industrial Hemp? Here's What You Need To

    Morning Call, 03 Jan 2018 - The second coming of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania is entering its second year, with greater opportunities available to interested farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs thanks to the expanded scope of the Department of Agriculture's pilot program. But you still need approval from the state to grow hemp, and the Jan. 19 application deadline is fast approaching. Here's what prospective applicants need to know:
  2. US PA: Organ Donations From Fatal Drug Overdoses Double

    Philadelphia Daily News, 16 Dec 2017 - LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Charles Grugan's drug addiction took a toll on his family. They tried to help him, but on Oct. 12, 2011, Grugan 33, overdosed on heroin. He never recovered. While on life support in a regional hospital, doctors approached his family and showed them his driver's license.
  3. US PA: Hibiscus Mistaken For Marijuana, Pennsylvania Couple Who Were

    Kansas City Star, 20 Nov 2017 - Police in Buffalo Township, Penn., were looking for marijuana when they raided a home on Oct. 7, taking the female homeowner out of the house without pants after she answered the door. But there was a hitch. The homeowners weren't growing pot. They grow hibiscus plants in their backyard.
  4. US PA: Pa. Marijuana Growers And Doctors Get Creative With No Budget

    Philadelphia Daily News, 21 Nov 2017 - Patient response to Pa. marijuana program 'extremely positive' What if Pennsylvania had a medical marijuana program but few people knew about it? With hundreds of millions of dollars invested in cannabis growing facilities and dispensaries -- and the health of thousands of prospective patients on the line -- alerting state residents to the program should be a priority. But there's effectively a gag order on nearly all players involved.
  5. US PA: Smoke Shop Owner Who Said Bongs Were Only For Tobacco

    Philadelphia Daily News, 21 Nov 2017 - The owner of a pipe and bong store in the Philadelphia suburbs, caught up in a crackdown on head shops, was convicted Monday of selling drug paraphernalia. Craig Hennesy, 49, whose Piper's Smoke Shop opened in 2016 in Limerick near Ursinus College, could get two years in jail and be fined $10,000 when he is sentenced on two misdemeanor counts.
  6. US PA: Feds: Philly Officer Sold Drugs Stolen By Corrupt Baltimore

    Philadelphia Daily News, 14 Nov 2017 - Federal agents arrested a Philadelphia police officer Tuesday, accusing him of conspiring with officers in Baltimore to sell cocaine and heroin seized from that city's streets. Prosecutors say that Eric Troy Snell, 33, earned thousands of dollars serving as a conduit between corrupt members of a Baltimore police task force who stole the drugs and his brother, who sold them in Philadelphia.
  7. US PA: Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania: How Patients Can Sign Up

    Morning Call, 02 Nov 2017 - The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Wednesday pledged to make medical marijuana available to patients by May and released a list of 109 approved practitioners statewide. It also launched the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry, with instructions on how those interested can sign up. More than 200,000 patients across the state could qualify for medical marijuana treatment.
  8. US PA: Medical Marijuana Appeals Expose Flaws In Application Scoring

    Morning Call, 23 Sep 2017 - More than 130 administrative appeals have been filed against the state Department of Health's Office of Medical Marijuana over a secret evaluation committee's handling of applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. More than 130 administrative appeals have been filed against the state Department of Health's Office of Medical Marijuana over a secret evaluation committee's handling of applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. (HARRY FISHER / THE MORNING CALL)
  9. US PA: Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Law May Be Drifting Into

    Morning Call, 19 Sep 2017 - Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery -- who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer -- held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery -- who temporarily moonlighted as a medical marijuana lawyer -- held a news conference in the state Capitol in which he accused a Bethlehem company of threatening to destroy the law with a lawsuit. (Steve Esack)