Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program appears to be right on schedule for an early 2018 launch. The state has given out the first round of dispensary and grower/processor permits, and physicians are now able to register to join the program. To get approved, those doctors need to take a four-hour course. And according to the CEO of one of the companies that will teach Pennsylvania’s doctors the ABCs of medical cannabis, “the phone is ringing off the hook.”
Roman candles, bottle rockets and firecrackers — state lawmakers are considering expanding the types of fireworks that Pennsylvanians can buy, reported TribLive. The reason? To add funds to help pay for the state budget. But the bang of firework sales likely won't be that large. Per the Morning Call, the change would raise an estimated $3 million in taxes during fiscal year 2017-18, but the state will spend about $32 billion during the same time period. Plus, the state House and Gov. Tom Wolf still need to sign off on the idea.
Moraine State Park, located about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh in Butler County, was established in 1970, but as Allegheny Front reported, its history goes back much further. A new book details the work of Frank Preston to recreate a glacial lake, which involved convincing the state to reroute a highway and people to leave their homes. Today, Lake Arthur is the biggest manmade lake in Pennsylvania.
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Come to this Café Sci event to hear from Uber engineer Brian Zajac's thoughts on "The Future of Urban Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles." Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Where: Carnegie Science Center at 1 Allegheny Ave. (North Shore)
When: August 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free, but parking is $5
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Colony Cafe, Pittsburgh's first cafe where you can sip wine or coffee while snuggling with cats, opened in February. And in roughly five months, 50 cats have gone from exploring that cat loft full of visitors to a forever home with new owners, reported Good Food Pittsburgh. Wish you could see the cats now? Take a look at the photos from the cafe's opening.
With less than a month to go until the Labor Day weekend, we here at The Incline are making our final summer plans. Kennywood? Check. Kayaking on the Allegheny? Yup, that's on our list. Eat brunch outside? Obviously. We want to hear about your plans, too, so we can put together an ultimate list later this month.