Kicking off the Cannabis Industry in the Commonwealth

Over 500 Applied. Only 3 Dozen will Win.
On August 20, the Winners will all Meet in Hershey.

The official launch of the medical marijuana program in the Commonwealth will be the Inaugural PAMCS Industry Awards Banquet at The Hotel Hershey on August 20, 2017.  An invitation will be extended to all successful applicants for Grow/Process and Dispensary Permits.

Formal invitations to each license winner will be sent shortly after the Department of Health’s expected announcement in late June. Dispensary doors are expected to open by early 2018.

Attendees will spend the day golfing or socializing at The Hotel Hershey. The evening gala will include recognition and a crystal award for each licensee, and presentations from selected sponsors. This event will lay the foundation for a sustainable industry.

About Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey is the destination for thrilling attractions, exciting entertainment, and deliciously sweet Hershey’s chocolate. With highflying times at Hersheypark, sweet memories at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction and full-bloom fun at Hershey Gardens, there is so much to see, do, and experience!

Hershey is also a place with a proud history and legacy of exceptional service and generous philanthropy instilled by Milton S. Hershey, the man who built two great companies and began a dream that is alive and thriving today in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth!

The Hershey Hotel

The Banquet will take place at The Hotel Hershey, one of the finest Historic Hotels of America. Known for its refined elegance, signature service, and abundant amenities, The Hotel Hershey is a one-of-a-kind destination. Situated high atop the town of Hershey, the 1930’s hotel is the perfect location to launch the industry. Centrally located just 90 minutes from Philadelphia, and 3 hours from Pittsburgh.

The Event

  • Golf and Introductions
  • Drinks and Appetizers
  • Dinner and Reception


Hershey is located in Central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, 2 hours from Washington, DC and 3 hours from New York City and Pittsburgh.


  • Harrisburg – 30 minutes
  • Philadelphia – 90 minutes
  • Baltimore – 90 minutes

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