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BEYOND / HELLO Wins Nine New Dispensary Permits for Phase II of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

BEYOND / HELLO, a leading cannabis dispensary company focused on bringing the best personalized treatments and products to customers, has been issued nine new permits in the Phase II of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, bringing its state-total to 12 dispensary permits. New state permits issued to BEYOND / HELLO include three additional permits in the southeast region and three new permits each in the northeast and southwest.

BEYOND / HELLO also announced it will open the first Center City Philadelphia medical marijuana dispensary approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1206 Sansom Street on Thursday, January 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. BEYOND / HELLO Philadelphia will serve patients and caregivers with valid Pennsylvania medical marijuana cards and offer a full array of lab certified and state-approved products, including dry leaf (flower), concentrates, oil cartridges, capsules, hard concentrates, tinctures, topicals, batteries, chargers and more. Medical professionals and a trained staff will be on site to dispense products, answer questions and provide personalized treatments and products to customers.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program and to be in a position to bring the best personalized treatments and products to patients, who are looking to improve their quality of life,” said BEYOND / HELLO President Blythe Huestis. “Our trained staff and medical professionals are also looking forward to opening BEYOND / HELLO Philadelphia in the New Year. We’re eager to begin serving patients and caregivers in the city and surrounding areas, so they no longer are forced to travel long distances to access these life-changing treatments. We will continue to work closely with the Commonwealth and City of Philadelphia -- its leaders, advocates, patients and caregivers -- as the state’s program matures and evolves.”

In addition, one week prior to its dispensary opening, BEYOND / HELLO will host the inaugural GO BEYOND Conference -- a free-and-open-to-the-public event dedicated to promoting candid discussions about medical marijuana, community, education and culture -- on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at BEYOND / HELLO Philadelphia. The event will bring together community leaders, athletes, elected officials, media and healthcare and cannabis industry experts, including: former Philadelphia Flyers enforcer and an Athletes for Care Athlete Riley Cote; award-winning cartoonist and best-selling author Box Brown; Bernadine Hawes, American Cities Foundation Small Business Initiative Director; Dr. Lynn Bornfriend, MD, Psychiatrist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Dr. Helena Yardley, PhD, Director of Research, the Franklin Group and Altus Labs, among others. Discussions will cover a variety of important topics such as:

  • cannabis industry career opportunities and tips to break into the sector;
  • what to know about medical marijuana and the state’s program;
  • what to know before heading to the dispensary;
  • available products to treat qualifying conditions;
  • information on the latest research;
  • culture, history of legalization and impact of racially biased laws; and
  • other useful information for patients, practitioners and the public.

Those interested in attending the GO BEYOND Conference must sign up to attend the conference by visiting:, which will be regularly updated with confirmed speakers and additional information on the conference's schedule.

“In anticipation of our dispensary opening in Center City Philadelphia, our GO BEYOND Conference will give the community a chance to have an honest dialogue about medical marijuana, get their questions answered and hear straight from experts on a variety of topics,” said Josh Richman, Chief Marketing Officer of BEYOND / HELLO.

The opening of BEYOND / HELLO Philadelphia follows the opening of BEYOND / HELLO Bristol in Bucks County, which began serving patients in May of 2018. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Beyond_Cannabis, Facebook and Instagram at


BEYOND / HELLO is a leading dispensary company focused on bringing personalized service and individualized experiences to customers beyond the first visit and beyond the first hello. Led by a team of industry and medical experts, BEYOND / HELLO brings trusted, personalized cannabis treatments to customers with compassion and professionalism. For more information, please visit

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Last Updated: 19-Dec-2018