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City Life

In 2014, a Havertown Eye Doctor Went to Jail for Growing Pot. Now He’d Like His Life Back

It’s a Wednesday — April 23, 2014 — before sunrise, on a quiet residential street in Havertown. Paul Ezell, lying in his bed, asleep, hears […]

NextHealth PHL

Coronavirus Is Legitimizing Pennsylvania’s Marijuana Industry

Medical marijuana is essential. According to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s list of restrictions on business activity, cannabis is […]

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City Life

Can Philly’s Weed Queen Survive in the World of Corporate Marijuana?

The first man through the door had waited so long for this day that he collapsed, sobbing, in Chris Visco’s arms. Visco, co-founder and CEO […]

NextHealth PHL

Meet One of the Fastest Growing Cannabis Companies on the East Coast

Running a legal cannabis business has its challenges, especially in Pennsylvania where medical marijuana was not legalized until 2016 — ten years after California and […]

NextHealth PHL

A New Cannabis Study Is Launching in Philly — For Your Dog

Cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived from the hemp plant, is becoming popular with pet owners. Kimberly Agnello, an associate professor of small […]

City Life

Gov. Wolf Is Finally Chill About Legalizing Marijuana

Gov. Tom Wolf has finally opened his mind to the idea of legalizing recreational weed use in Pennsylvania … after Lt. Gov. John Fetterman shined a […]

City Life

Blunt Words: The Best Responses From the Lieutenant Governor’s Weed Survey

You’ve been living your whole life thinking August 8th is just another mid-month summer doldrums day. Which we suppose is true — but it is also […]

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Fishtown Stoner Destination Poe’s Sandwich Joint Burns Out

With the opening of Poe’s Sandwich Joint in Fishtown back in December, we thought that maybe standup comedian-turned-weed activist-turned-political candidate-turned-pot party host N.A. Poe (government name: Richard […]

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City Life

People With Anxiety Disorders Can Soon Get Pa. Medical Marijuana Cards

A whole lot more people are about to become qualified for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health added […]

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, […]

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City Life

John Fetterman’s Marijuana “Listening Tour” Will Make Four Stops in Philly

John Fetterman wants to talk to you about weed. The Pennsylvania lieutenant governor will bring his marijuana “listening tour” to Philly and Bucks County this month, and […]

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 […]

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City Life

Two Philly-Area State Senators to Introduce Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

This post has been updated to correct the current status of marijuana legalization in Pennsylvania’s neighboring states. Pennsylvania is slowly boarding the recreational marijuana train. […]

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City Life

Pot Is Super Popular Among My Fellow Boomers. So Why Can’t I Get on Board?

I’ve been doing the cha-cha with a novel I’m working on where the age-55-and-over main characters regularly smoke marijuana to get high. Really high. So […]