TerraVida Holistic Centers in Sellersville has been serving more than 100 patients a day but medical marijuana is only available from one grower in the state. It plans to be open for consultations until the next shipment comes in Thursday.
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Bucks County’s first and so far only medical marijuana dispensary in Sellersville is out of stock until Thursday.
The dispensary, which opened just last month, said the fact that it’s been serving 100 patients a day, and only one supplier is open in the state, led to Tuesday’s shortage.
The announcement from TerraVida Holistic Centers LLC’s Twitter account came only about two business days since the company last received a shipment of medical cannabis Friday. The dispensary at 64 N. Main St. should have more of the medication available Thursday, TerraVida President and co-owner Chris Visco said Tuesday.
TerraVida was one of six dispensaries to start selling medical marijuana last month. All are supplied only by Cresco Yeltrah LLC’s growing and processing facility in Brookville, Jefferson County.
Another Luzerne County grower, Standard Farms LLC, is expected to be operational Monday, and Visco said the added supplier could surpass the “last hiccup” for supplying medical marijuana.
All 12 growers and processors awarded commercial permits last June by the Pennsylvania Department of Health have been approved to start operating as of March 2, including two facilities in Berks County.
While TerraVida might be seeing more customers than other dispensaries — Visco said some dispensaries near Pittsburgh average about 60 patients a day — cannabis shortages have been widespread, as multiple dispensaries have reported running low on supplies in the budding industry.
Only patients registered with the state’s medical marijuana program and with a prescription from a doctor will be able to purchase medication at the dispensary, which will be operated under