Each Of The 21-person Ownership Team Brings Expertise In A Different Field, Be It The Industry In Other States, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Operations, Controlled Substances, U.s.

20170315lf-Cannabis01 PurePenn CEO Gabriel Perlow, left, along with Jordan Lams, center, CEO of Moxie Extracts, and Raymond Boyer, CFO of SDC Nutrition, discusses a McKeesport cannabis processing plant Wednesday. PurePenn CEO Gabriel Perlow said his company will submit, by Mondays deadline, its 2,000-page application thats rife with detail about its plans to grow and process thousands of marijuana plants. The result will be Medical marijuana pharmaceutical-grade, cannabis-based treatments in the form of capsules, ointments, tinctures and vaporizing oils, among others, for distribution statewide. It already has zoning approval in the RIDC Industrial Center of McKeesport to build a facility, initially to be 21,000 square feet, on 5 acres with an option for 5 additional acres. He said the company will spend in excess of six figures to complete the project and to maintain reserves throughout the first year of operations, with expectations of a gradual buildup of product demand as more patients qualify to purchase the products. As the market grows, the facility grows, said Mr. Perlow, an attorney and real-estate developer who has shifted his full-time focus to the project. We have created a company that will deliver on its promises and be patient-centered. Patient focus was a repeated statement Wednesday as he and key company officials provided details for the first time about the project that got underway even before the medical marijuana law, Act 16, was approved April 17 of last year. Each of the 21-person ownership team brings expertise in a different field, be it the industry in other states, medicine, pharmaceutical operations, controlled substances, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration policy, laws and regulations, real estate, manufacturing or construction. Many ownership members have family businesses and also have had a family member who could have used cannabis treatment or did use it for pain and nausea, among other conditions, during his or her medical battle. The law allows the use of medical marijuana to treat 17 specific diseases.

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