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Exclusive: Pennsylvania's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

Exclusive: Pennsylvania's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

Today was an amazing day for many in the state of Pennsylvania. Today marked the opening of the states very first medical marijuana dispensary. The opening was not published in local papers. This event was more to "show off" the new facility to the media as well as many officials. We were very fortunate to have been given an invite on behalf of the Lehigh Valley Cannabis Coalition.  As a medical card holder this day was especially special for me.

The event was very crowded. There was barely shoulder room. That did not stop us from squeezing through and getting some great footage as well as some good questions answered.

If you missed our exclusive coverage at the top of the page, go back and check that out. It was quite the event.

There were media organizations from local and even national sources to cover the event. 

Lehigh Valley Live Reports:

Lehigh Valley, meet cannabis vape pens, tinctures, capsules and Rick Simpson Oil.

There's going to be a learning curve for many seeking relief as Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program gets rolling, and that's where places like Keystone Canna Remedies come in. 

Keystone, at 1309 Stefko Blvd. across from Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem, held its grand opening Wednesday as the state's first medical marijuana dispensary approved for operation. 

NBC Philadelphia Reported:

“Welcome to the 21st Century,” Tony Iannelli, CEO and president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, said as he ushered in the opening of Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensary Wednesday morning.

Located on an otherwise quiet street in Bethlehem, Keystone Canna Remedies looks like any other new business. There are no pot leaf signs or smelly odors lingering in the air. This is not a West Coast-style dispensary and everything about Keystone Canna Remedies points to the very professional nature of Pennsylvania’s nascent program.

6abc even reported: 

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania opened in the Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem will be able to sell medical marijuana to Pennsylvanians with medical marijuana identification cards.

It would seem no matter who the sourse was, the news was positive. This is an exciting day and time. The country as a whole is changing it view of cannabis. The days of reefer madness are over. No matter how hard some officials want to hold on to the old ways, the country has spoken again and again. The message is clear, America wants to have the choice to use cannabis.

We at The Freedom Paradox have taken an active role in supporting this freedom. We would like to give huge thanks to local groups driving this mission. We recently reported addressing our local city council with these groups and successfully getting a vote to pursue decriminalization.  You can keep up with all the local and national work being done by following  Lehigh Valley Cannabis Coalition as well as Lehigh Valley Norml.

Norml is hosting an upcoming event in Harrisburg to lobby for statewide decriminalization that we will all be supporting. If you are interested in speaking to your officials, its not to late to sign up and have your voice heard! Check out the link HERE for more info.
Even if you are not able to make it to Harrisburg but you still want to show your support, the community would love to hear from you. Just drop a message any time at the page links above.
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Severin Freeman has been involved in activism for several years. He believes that all people should be treated totally equal and that no one has a higher claim to us or our freedom, than ourselves. He has played a role in the founding and growth of many activist groups across the Lehigh Valley area. His mission has become to expose those that would threaten our freedom and natural liberties.