Pennsylvania issues permits for 23 more medical marijuana dispensaries

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People who want to use medical marijuana to treat a qualifying condition will soon have more places to get it.

The state Department of Health announced Tuesday it has issued permits for an additional 23 dispensaries where people with a medical marijuana ID card can buy the medicine.

The department issued permits for three local dispensaries; two in Harrisburg and one in Mechanicsburg.

Harvest of South Central Pennsylvania plans to open a dispensary in the 2500 block of North Sixth Street in Harrisburg, and Local Dispensaries will sell medical marijuana at 137 South 17th Street.

Rise Mechanicsburg will operate at 507 North York Street in Mechanicsburg.

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said permittees have six months to become operational before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

Levine said when the new dispensaries are operational, there will be a total of 79 throughout the state.

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