Beth Bittner speaks at Brookville Chamber event


BROOKVILLE — January is an unusual time to harvest crops in Jefferson County but that is exactly what is happening in Pine Creek Township.

Cresco Yeltrah is harvesting the first crop of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania at its facility on Service Center Road.

“We are making history,” said Beth Bittner, director of communication for CY. “We will be the first to have product on the market. We will make the first sale in Pennsylvania. We are leading the state.” Bittner addressed the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce at an eggs and issues event last week

Cresco Yeltrah (CY) was awarded a cultivation license as part of the Pennsylvania Compassionate Medical Cannabis program. The awardees were announced by the Department of Public Health.

The Hartley family, life-long Pennsylvania business owners and community leaders partnered with the nation’s leading multi-state medical cannabis operating company, Cresco Labs.

CY began renovating the 46,000 square foot cultivation facility at the former St. Marys Carbon plant. All growing will take place in secure and climate-controlled environment to ensure consistency in harvests and to prevent outside factors from affecting growth.

CY’s cultivation facility will grow and harvest condition-specific strains of medical marijuana and produce non-invasive delivery methods to qualified patients. Through sophisticated extraction methods, the facility will produce pharmaceutical-grade oral sprays, sublingual digestible tablets, transdermal patches and other forms of cannabis oil to provide users with a consistent, controlled dosage.

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