Source: Next Pittsburgh
Could medical marijuana be the Mon Valley’s new steel? If PurePenn CEO Gabe Perlow receives approval from the state in June, his company could be one of the region’s first medical cannabis processing facilities. Pennsylvania passed its Act 16 medical cannabis law last April, and in February, McKeesport approved PurePenn’s proposal to transform a vacant industrial site into a facility for producing pharmaceutical-grade capsules, ointments, tinctures and oils. Inspired by family and friends’ health struggles, Perlow—a lawyer from Squirrel Hill—established PurePenn in 2016 as a patient-centered company that delivers safe and effective therapeutic cannabis products to relieve pain, nausea, anxiety and other serious medical conditions.