The importance of medical marijuana

In noting that Delaware County got shut out of the medical marijuana bonanza - at least at this point - it's easy to lose track of the fact that this is still a very important program that is going to help a lot of people.

The two licenses for medical marijuana growing-cultivating facilities were both awarded to Berks County operations. The MedGarden LLC application from the McKee family came in third place. It's likely they could get a license in the next round.

In the meantime, let's hope they get this program up and running as soon as possible.

Keep in mind this is not 'weed' that you smoke. These leaves will be made into creams, tinctures and ointments to treat people with serious illnesses.

Let's hope they get it up and running as soon as possible.

You can read our editorial here.