Scarnati: Dubois Wellness Center Awarded Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permit

(HARRISBURG) – The Dubois Wellness Center has been awarded a medical marijuana dispensary permit by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, to operate at three locations in the 25th Senatorial District, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati, a supporter of medical marijuana, explained that last year Senator Mike Folmer spearheaded passage of the Medical Marijuana Act.  This legislation was signed into law as Act 16 of 2016 and established a program for use of medical marijuana by patients with serious medical conditions. 

Under the law, patients can take the medicine by pill, oil, vapor, ointment or liquid, but not in the form that can be smoked.  In addition to providing needed medical treatment, the program is expected to create local processing and dispensing jobs.  

Dubois Wellness Center will operate dispensaries at the following locations:

  • 109 Main Street, Bradford, PA (McKean County) Primary Location
  • 1222 South Brady Street, DuBois, PA (Clearfield County)
  • 240 W Main Street, Brookville, PA (Jefferson County)

 

“This permit was issued after a competitive and thorough process in which the Department received hundreds of applications,” Scarnati said.  “I’m pleased that residents in the 25th Senatorial District will have three locations to obtain medical cannabis, which can help many individuals address health issues.”

The Dubois Wellness Center was one of 27 dispensary permits granted by the Department of Health out of 280 dispensary permit applications.  The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

“Medical cannabis has been proven to provide help for many suffering children and adults,” Scarnati stated.  “With the recent announcement of grower permits and today’s announcement of dispensary permits, we have taken a great step forward toward providing Pennsylvania patients with access to this natural plant that could greatly improve their quality of life.”

CONTACT: Kate Eckhart keckhart@pasen.gov 717-787-7084