Liberty Cannabis Opens Their Medical Dispensary in Philly

Liberty Cannabis Opens Their Medical Dispensary in Philly

Liberty Cannabis celebrated the grand opening of its flagship medical dispensary in Philadelphia, with two additional locations in West Norriton and Bensalem. Elevating the medical cannabis experience with cutting-edge products, knowledgeable “Wellness Guides” and modern, inviting interiors, Liberty sister company Holistic Farms has also opened a 110,000 sq ft facility to supply its dispensaries and serve patients’ needs across the state.

Liberty parent company Holistic Industries — it’s licensed in Pennsylvania as Holistic Farms — started just down
the East Coast, with the first cultivation and processing license in Washington, DC in 2012. Currently operating
medical facilities in five states, the company will have 15 dispensaries and over 500,000 sq ft of commercial
space by the end of 2018 for its groundbreaking cultivation, extraction, production and dispensary operations.

Keith Morgan, Holistic Farms Founding Partner, Dr.Bartolozzi, and Lou Giannotti – Holistic Farms Founding Partner Keith Morgan , “Having lived in Pennsylvania my entire life and knowing many close friends and family members afflicted with conditions eligible for medical marijauna treatment, I am
personally and professionally invested in bringing Liberty’s industry-leading products to my home state.”

Jamie Solley, Lisa Harding and Stephen Miller

“It’s only natural for a company called Liberty to open its doors in a city so defined by a spirit of liberation,” said
Josh Genderson, founder and CEO of Liberty parent Holistic Inustries. “Our goal is to serve medical cannabis
patients in and around Philadelphia with individualized care, innovative products and exceptional experiences.”

Eli Freedman, Laurel Freedman and Rebecca Feldman

Guests included Department of Health representatives, government officials, recommending physicians, local community leaders, members of the press, and nonprofit partners committed to cancer research and support groups.

Matt Hill and Denna Hill

Christine Daly, Charles Daly, Kelly Harris,  CEO of Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia (formerly known as Gilda’s Club), and Kathy O’Mara

Tim McGinley, Joe McCusker, Laurel Freedman, and Sam Hollander

Cindy Mellitz and Jared Cohen

In the past members of my family who were receiving chemo or suffered from glaucoma used medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms. Sometimes it’s the only thing that worked for them. I’m glad to see dispensaries like Liberty coming into existence.

Thanks to Andre Flewellen for photographing the Liberty Cannabis grand opening of its flagship medical dispensary in Philadelphia.
Read more about the company in this recent Philadelphia Inquirer article.


55+ Community – Canvas Valley Forge Opens with a Party

55+ Community – Canvas Valley Forge Opens with a Party


These days it’s not just the millennial who desires a fun environment to live, with attractive amenities and engaging neighbors.   Canvas King of Prussia Town Center opened over the winter, and celebrated with a spring soiree last week. Mike Hirata was on hand to capture all the excitement.

The Team from The Buzzoto Group: Peter Sikora, Jenna Miller, Michele Kearney, Diana Moyer, Nancy Goldsmith, Eileen Dunn, Setareh Tate, Sarah McMeekin, Celeste Curtis, Kenn Sforza, Jenn Cianciarulo, and  Erik Sabotka.

King of Prussia-based general contractor and real estate firm The Buzzoto Group’s created a community for people in the prime time of their lives, noted Pete Sikora, Development Manager for Canvas Valley Forge.

“Canvas Valley Forge is a first of its kind 55-plus community because it allows residents to maintain the lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to in their large family homes, while breaking free from the costly and time-consuming responsibilities of home ownership,” Sikora said. “Canvas’ thoughtful amenities and brand partnerships allow residents to ‘right-size’ their homes without feeling like they are compromising their holiday traditions or hobbies. Amenities such as a test kitchen welcome guest chefs and house wine, whiskey and beer tastings; the formal dining room can be reserved for large family gatherings or holiday celebrations; the workshop studio allows residents to continue to pursue their passions, or pick up a new hobby; and guest suites are on site for when additional space is needed, allowing residents an unmatched living experience that promotes a vibrant, flexible lifestyle.” (source)

Live painting by Janos Korodi.

Firepit, dog walking, hair salon, pool, community room and much more

Pool time
C0mmunity Room
Lauren Curtis, Barb Glasbrenner, and Celeste Curtis
Donna Parisi and Peter Sikora.

Dave Mandes and Peter Sikora

Residents Sam and Daniel.

Check out all the fun on their Instagram

According to the website, canvasvalleyforge.com, apartment rentals start at $1,995 for a one-bedroom, one bath.


Photos: The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 2018 Men’s Event

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center 2018 Men’s Event


About 150 people joined Dr Karen E. Knudsen, Director of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Leonard Gomella, M.D., Chair, Department of Urology at Jefferson at the 2018 Men’s Event at the Prime Rib in Center City.

Joe Weiss, Cheryl Bohm, Justin Wineburgh and Sean Grace

Co-Chairs Joseph Weiss, Chairman of international design firm Electronic Ink and Chair of Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Board at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Kent Gushner – President – Boyds Philadelphia clothing store greeted guests and welcomed them for an evening of cocktails, casino games, sit down dinner, and entertainment by Comedy Central comedian Aaron Berg who kept the crowd in stitches with medical and current event  jokes .

Jermaine Millhouse, Russell Fletcher and Tetyana Fletcher

Stephen Smith, Susan Fixler, Ocean Resort Hotel and Casino, Tara Barbera Ocean Resort Hotel and Casino and Peter Ciccone, Ocean Resort Casino. Ocean Resort Casino is the new name for Revel Casino. Look for it to open before July 4.

Persis Rice and Margaret Fala both of Jefferson Hospital

Andrew Flanagan and Jonathan Agree both of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Additional funds were raised by selling this dandy derby hats.

John Sacks and Evan Solomon try out the craps table. Guests who won the most “money” while gambling, were eligible for raffle items

Janet Guthart, Associate Vice President Office of Protocol, Special Events and Stewardship – ‎Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Aaron Berg, Comedy Central Comedian, and David Brownstein, Senior Director of Protocol and Special Events – ‎Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Phanerrica Muhammad and Eric Gray

The evening raised more than $100,000 to build awareness about prostate cancer and benefit research at Jefferson’s National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center.