PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It holds the promise of relief for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians, and the new dispensary in Squirrel Hill is ready to provide it, but the supply of medical marijuana is limited.
“Right now, there’s a little hiccup in the road, bump in the road, and we’re just dealing with it,” said Sam Britz, the operator of Solevo Wellness.
In its first week, 500 patients have visited Solevo, but while Britz says nearly all of all those patients have gotten some medical marijuana, many haven’t gotten the quantity or variety that they want.
“It’s a little frustrating. It’s frustrating for the patients, too. But they understand,” said Britz.
While two dispensaries have opened up in our region, there’s only one grower supplying them, and that’s not enough to meet the demand.
Under the new state law, the dispensaries can’t get supplies from out of state, so they must wait on licensed, in-state grower-processors like PurePenn in McKeepsort, which only began growing pot in December.
“We’re moving along at the pace we always indicated we would move at,” said Gabe Perlow, of PurePenn.