PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The medical marijuana drought in Pennsylvania is officially over.READ MORE: Parents In Pa. Could Soon Have Power To Decide If A Child Should Repeat Grade Due To Pandemic Learning Loss
Now that grower-processors like Pure Penn in McKeesport are producing state-approved medical marijuana, dispensaries have all the supply they need.
Solevo Wellness in Squirrel Hill says it’s seeing an average of 140 patients each day, and some days more than 200.READ MORE: Carnegie Mellon University To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Students
“We have a steady stock of inventory now,” said Solevo Wellness owner Sam Britz. “We’ve been staffing. We just hired three and a half new people.”
There are now 20,000 people in Pennsylvania with state-certified medical marijuana access cards, and another 20,000 are applying.MORE NEWS: Acting Secretary Of Health And Deputy Don't Testify At Contact Tracing Data Breach Hearing
The Health Department of Pennsylvania expects that number to eventually reach a quarter million patients.