NextHealth PHL

NextUp: Cannabis Pharma Entrepreneur Raza Bokhari

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email with […]

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Be Well Philly

This Iraq War Veteran Is Trying to Help More Vets Get Access to Medical Cannabis

Ron Millward thought the military was his calling. He joined the U.S. Air Force at 17, so young he needed a parental signature. At 18, […]

City Life

Pennsylvania’s Cannabis Movement, by the Numbers

This month marks one year since Philly’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors — and two bills are in the works in Harrisburg that […]

Things to Do

Best of Philly 2018 Fun and Games: From Scrabble to Drag to Marijuana Dinners

Best of Philly 2018, our annual listing of the region’s outstanding food, people, shops, services, and more, is now online as well as on newsstands. Here are […]


Jefferson to Host Pitch Competition for Budding Marijuana and Hemp Businesses

Thomas Jefferson University’s annual healthcare startup competition is looking to support young  businesses in the marijuana and hemp industry. The event, or JAZ Tank: CannaVation, […]

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Life & Style

5 Local Spots for Hemp and CBD Oil Massages — Plus Where to Score Your Own

Thanks to many touted healing properties, cannabis-plant-derived CBD oil treatments and hemp oils are the wellness world’s latest obsession. (To be clear: Yes, they’re legal; […]

City Life

Philly’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Is Officially Open in Fishtown

Philly’s first medical marijuana dispensary is officially in business. Restore Integrative Wellness, in Fishtown at 957 Frankford Avenue, opened its doors to roughly 20 eager […]

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City Life

King of Prussia Is Getting a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Philly’s suburbs are getting another medical marijuana dispensary – and this one’s coming to King of Prussia. Gov. Tom Wolf has approved a second location […]

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City Life

Pa.’s Medical Marijuana Rollout: High Prices and Demand, Low Supply

It’s been more than a week since medical marijuana products finally became available for Pennsylvania residents. So far, six dispensaries across the state have opened their […]

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City Life

Pa. Doctors Can Now Register to Prescribe Weed

Pa. doctors looking to provide patients with weed can now register with the state’s medical marijuana program. Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. […]


Pepper Hamilton to Officially Form Marijuana Legal Services Arm

The unveiling of Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensaries last month has put urgency not just behind cannabis entrepreneurs, but also behind some of the region’s […]

City Life

Here Are Philly’s Future Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary permits. Four of the state’s 27 initial dispensary permits were issued for locations in […]

City Life

Researchers Are Growing Pa.’s First Legal Hemp in 80 Years

The state just got a little greener. For the first time in 80 years, hemp was planted (legally) on Pennsylvania soil last week – in Lehigh […]


While There’s Money and Hope in Cannabis, Technologists Beware

Just about everything we know about cannabis comes from tales told. While there is scant science to back up the claims of marijuana’s health benefits, […]

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Jefferson Gets $3M for Cannabis Research

Jefferson University announced today it had received a $3 million donation from Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert to fund medical research into cannabis. As […]