Deadline passes for PA medical marijuana business applications

The deadline has now passed for applications for grower/processor and dispensary licenses under Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, expected to take effect in mid-2018.

Between Feb. 20 and March 20 interested, and qualified parties could apply for one of 12 grower/processor licenses in the state and one of 27 medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

We asked the Pennsylvania Department of Health what application details would be made public, and when that would occur. A department spokeswoman says there is “no timeline” for release.

Many of the applicants have held their plans close to the vest while others, such as the family of late Flyers owner Ed Snider have been more public about their proposals. The Snider family facility would be housed in Northeast Philadelphia.

David Tuttleman, who operates a medical marijuana company in Nevada, is among applicants, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Tuttleman was shy to provide location details for his proposed grower/processor facility.

The Inquirer also identified Montgomery County businessman Keith Morgan as an applicant. He said he hoped to put a grower/processor facility in West Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, or in New Castle, near Pittsburgh. He also seeks three dispensaries and planned to submit five applications.

Delaware County’s Jennifer McKee, who works with her family’s McKee Group real estate company, spoke to the Inquirer about her intent for a grower/processor facility in Aston Township.


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