PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With product labels that say “Awake,” “Balance,” “Pain relief,” and more, Keystone Shops in Devon is now open for business when it comes to medical marijuana.
“Finally I can legally consume cannabis,” former Philadelphia Flyer Riley Cote said.
Cote, who uses marijuana for pain relief , is among the advocates on hand for the open house.
“I think the No. 1 use will be for treatment of pain across multiple conditions,” Dr. M. Louis Van de Beek, the chief medical office for Keystone dispensary, explained.
People with “serious medical conditions” – 17 defined by the state – will be able to purchase medical marijuana if they have id cards and a recommendation from a state-approved medical practitioner.
“What will basically be available here will be pills capsules sub-lingual type preparations, oils and certain topical preparations,” Dr. M. Louis Van de Beek said.
Michael Badey, CEO of Keystone says costs will range from $50 dollar s to $120.
“Right now there’s a very, very limited supply, so cost is slightly more expensive right now but it’s not, I don’t believe it’s prohibitive,” Badey said. “And I don’t think a lot of the people here who want relief will think its prohibitive either.”
Erica Daniels says medical marijuana has been a life changer for her 12-year-old son who’s autistic.