Pennsylvania awards permits for companies go grow medical marijuana

Ben Schmitt | Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Trib Live

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health awarded permits Tuesday to 12 companies that applied to grow marijuana to help treat serious medical conditions.

The recipients, which have six months to begin operating, include PurePenn LLC in McKeesport and AGRiMED Industries of Pennsylvania LLC in Cumberland Township, Greene County.

“We’re pleased that (state officials) recognized PurePenn’s business sense and equally strong mission to bring the highest-quality products to patients,” said PurePenn CEO Gabe Perlow, a Pittsburgh attorney.

Read More

Just a Coupla things on my mind!

In a world of uncertainty, be it in Washington where President Trump and the Republican House and Senate majorities are grappling with the difficulties of actually governing, or in Harrisburg where the Governor and the General Assembly are staring down a 3 billion dollar hole without the benefit of increasing revenue with the use of any broad based tax there IS one certainty:

Mayor Bill Peduto will be re-elected to a new 4 year term.

As a matter of fact—and history—no incumbent Democratic Mayor who has sought re-election has lost—since 1937.

My math, which isn’t great—that’s why I chose politics as a profession—tells me that is an 80 year streak.

Mayor Peduto has run a forward thinking, scandal free administration without any real drama. His opponents are underfunded and relatively unknown.

So there is nothing to upset this incredible streak.

Pittsburgh is a small town that is adverse to change in its political leaders. The machinery of incumbency: command of free media, ribbon cutting and fixing potholes is difficult or impossible to overcome.

Get your seats early for the re-inauguration next January.

As for Harrisburg, two perennial favorites are back in the news: gaming expansion and liquor privatization. Driving both of these issues in the aforementioned need for new revenues.

Will we be able to buy our bourbon at Giant Eagle? Play video poker legally in our local tavern?

Stay tuned.

By Nello Giorgetti

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – April 12, 2017

In case you missed the talk, here is the April 12, 2017 podcast.

Our host was Nello Giorgetti with guest, Gladys Brown, Chair of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.

Our next Cohen & Grigsby show will air on May 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Listen and hear local, state and federal perspectives.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Tonight on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a bi monthly KQV Radio Talk Show where Cohen & Grigsby Lobbyists and various guests discuss hot issues impacting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and the business community.

Our host for tonight’s show is Nello Giorgetti with guest, Gladys Brown, Chair of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.

We hope you will listen tonight at 7:00 PM at 1410 AM, KQV.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – Nello Giorgetti on the Live-Line with P.J. Maloney on KQV 1410 – February 21, 2017

In case you missed it, on February 21, 2017, Nello Giorgetti was interviewed by P.J. Maloney on their daily show, the Live-Line, to discuss the current status of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – December 16, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, December 16, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Modest Predictions for 2017,” by Nello Giorgetti.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.

Today’s topic is “Modest Predictions for 2017,” by Nello Giorgetti. Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – October 7, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, October 7, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Uniformity is THE law in Pennsylvania,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community

Today’s topic is “Uniformity is THE law in Pennsylvania,” by Nello Giorgetti. Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – September 9, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, August 26, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Suing your Ally for supporting terror, or, another unforeseen aftermath of 911,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.

Today’s topic is “Suing your Ally for supporting terror, or, another unforeseen aftermath of 911,” by Nello Giorgetti. Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – July 29, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, July 29, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Live from the Democratic National Convention,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – July 1, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, July 1, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Charge of the light brigade,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, July 15, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.

Today’s topic is “Charge of the light brigade,” by Nello Giorgetti.  Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – June 3, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, June 3, 2016, on KQV 1410, “The Pennsylvania State Budget, Deja Vu all over again,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

* * * * *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.
Today’s topic is “The Pennsylvania State Budget, Deja Vu all over again,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

* * * * *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – April 22, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, April 22, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Welcome to the 21st Century,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

For a summary of the PA Medical Marijuana Act, please click here.  Please note that this summary is not an exhaustive summary of Act 16 of 2016 (the “Act”). This summary is for communication purposes only. Click here for a complete review of the Act.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.

Today’s topic is “Welcome to the 21st Century,” by Nello Giorgetti.  Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – March 25, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, March 25, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Everything You Wanted to Know about Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law, but Didn’t Know to Ask,” by Nello Giorgetti.

Our next segment will air on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.

Today’s topic is “Everything You Wanted to Know about Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law, but Didn’t Know to Ask,” by Nello Giorgetti and will air at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

We hope you will listen!!!

*     *     *     *     *

If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.