Officials in the state of Pennsylvania announced on Thursday that it has okay’ed the first medical marijuana dispensary in the state.

The dispensary, called Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem, will begin to provide marijuana once it is available from a licensed grower.

Victor Guadagnino, the company’s co-founder and chief of business development, remarked, “It means there’s going to be safe and effective access to a new medicine that can help (patients) in a wide variety of ways.”

According to Guadagnino, the company sees the drug as a way patients can take a more active role in their own health care.

Nine entities have been approved in the state to grow and process medical marijuana.

Governor Tom Wolf stated, “We are one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients with serious medical conditions who desperately need this medication.”

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