About Us

Pennsylvania Cannabis News, a sister publication of Western PA Healthcare News, is a leading online publication that covers the cannabis industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from both the consumer and healthcare professional perspectives. 

It was founded in 2019 with a simple mission—to inform and educate the general public on cannabis-related news, events, and issues. Through this digital publication and our social media networks, we publish our own news stories, highlight news from the cannabis industry both regionally and nationally, and feature regular guest experts.

Our stories are written by those who are entrenched in this field and who are helping to shape the future of this industry. The Pennsylvania Cannabis News senior editors are seasoned contributors who are well-versed in online and traditional publication work from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. 

Daniel Casciato has written for over a dozen publications, including Cannabis News Florida, Cleveland Clinic’s Health Essentials, Lake Oconee Health, Orlando Medical News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Recovery Solutions Magazine, Southwest Airlines: The Magazine, Tampa Medical News, Tribune-Review, and Western PA Healthcare News. His experience also includes writing for two award-winning interactive web design agencies where he honed his copywriting skills.

Christopher Cussat is a freelance writer whose features have appeared in dozens of regional and national publications–many of which are medical and health related–including Boomer Magazine, Managed Healthcare Executive, Mississippi Medical News, Missouri Medical News, Recovery Solutions Magazine, and Western PA Healthcare News. In addition, his recent chapbook of poetry, Fallen Leaves, was the recipient of the 2015 Vibrant Poetic Voices Award which recognizes poets whose contributions to the written word are redefining the genre. Christopher is also a dedicated teacher of English, literature, and writing. 

For more information, please email Daniel Casciato at daniel@penncannabisnews.com or Christopher Cussat at christopher@cussat.com