Medical Marijuana Takes Its Next Step In Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2017

The state Department of Health granted a dozen licenses this week to companies that will grow and process medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. These 12 permittees have six months to become operational, which the state has yet to clearly define.

WESA's Liz Reid and The Incline's Sarah Anne Hughes discuss what Pennsylvanians can expect from medical marijuana in the state.

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Regionally elected leaders vote Monday on whether or not to begin the final link of the Mon Fayette Expressway. If they decide not to, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says the funding will go to the eastern part of the state.

Pittsburgh's bus rapid transit project is holding public meetings to get feedback on design and stop locations, but many community members worry the BRT will increase congestion.

90.5 WESA's Margaret J. Krauss and the Pittsburgh City Paper's Ryan Deto talk about how the way we get around is changing and how finding the money can be a challenge.

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Senate Republicans revealed their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act yesterday. WESA's Mark Nootbaar spoke with Republican Senator Pat Toomey and Democratic Representative Mike Doyle on their reactions to the bill and what it means for Pennsylvania.

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The state's fiscal year begins in just eight days, but there still isn't a final budget. How close are law makers to finalizing one? We discuss with WITF Capitol reporter Katie Meyer.

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