We are operating during a time of amazing change for the medical marijuana industry, as regulators, legislators and medical professionals begin to adopt policies in Pennsylvania and across the country that consider the enormous health and wellness benefits of the plant.
In June 2017, Prime Wellness was one of the first 12 companies licensed to grow and process medical marijuana in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. From the start, we've made clear our commitment to advancing health and wellness and delivering the very best quality products to our dispensary partners across Pennsylvania. In December of that year, we secured a state permit to begin the grow process at our newly constructed 30,000 square-foot facility in Berks County's South Heidelberg Township. The facility is now home to the pesticide-free cultivation of hand-selected strains exclusively for Pennsylvania dispensaries.
Delivering quality products takes effort from every part of our organization. Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania is a trusted resource. In conjunction with our parent company, Acreage Holdings, we have deep access to industry-wide knowledge, national best practices, and expertise from within the business, food and beverage, and health care communities.
Our team members are pioneers in cultivation, responsible for creating many of the existing standards in other states for this new industry. Together, we are dedicated to providing Pennsylvania dispensaries and patients with a level of service that matches the quality of our product.
We're part of a larger community, too - as local growers, we live and work in the same communities as our colleagues at dispensaries and patients. That's why we take the time to cultivate close relationships with local civic and business leaders, health providers, academic medical centers, and other organizations.
Pennsylvania's medical marijuana industry has given us an opportunity to hire locally, and to support causes and programs within the community that we operate. We're not only changing lives, we're working with our neighbors to grow sound communities of the future.