Cresco Yeltrah
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A licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in Jefferson County is the first with state approval to begin operating. Governor Tom Wolf Tuesday approved Chicago based Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Brookville location. The facility is the first to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program. Permits were issued in June when the 12 winners were selected from among 177 applicants. Cresco Yeltrah officials said in a release Tuesday that construction began on converting the 40,000 plus square foot facility almost immediately after they received their permit. While the overall facility will be constructed and equipped in phases, the state has signed off on the company's secure growing environment being fully operational so the cultivation process can begin. With a controlled cultivation environment officials with the company said a full grow cycle takes approximately 120 days which will allow for their complete line of products to be available for patients statewide in February 2018. Cresco Yeltrah will grow a variety of over 30 different genetic strains in Brookville and will produce a unique array of innovative pharmaceutical grade marijuana products, ranging from high CBD strains, vapor oils transdermal patches and pills. In order to become operational Cresco Yeltrah said it underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. It also is fully integrated with the seed to sale tracking system. Cresco Yeltrah will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.