The medical marijuana grow facility located in the City of Lebanon has been deemed operational by the state.
One of 25 approved grower-processors in the Commonwealth, Whole Plants Health is based at 113 N. 8th Avenue in the Cocoa Mulch Building. The grow facility’s operational status was first announced in a tweet by State Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Senate District 48) and confirmed by Whole Plants Health CEO James Smith, as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
“We expect to have our products in licensed dispensaries before the end of the year,” said CEO James Smith in an email to LebTown.
According to Folmer’s tweet, Whole Plants is the 19th facility to reach operational status so far.
The state application to receive the grower-process permit included extensive information about the company’s planned executive and operations team. Among the principals is Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro.
In addition to the board and corporate teams, there will be at least a few dozen other jobs associated with the location in its first year, including a senior farm manager, a plant/soil/nutrient manager, farmers, technicians, and other roles.
As with dispensaries, grower-processor facilities are required to have heavy security measures in place that restrict access to the building as well as other regulations on the handling of plant material.
LebTown is following up this story and we hope to share more about the new facility in the coming weeks.