State Awards Medical Marijuana Growing Permit To McKeesport And Greene County Companies

State Awards Medical Marijuana Growing Permit To McKeesport And Greene County Companies

Pennsylvania on Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year. "We were very confident in our application". He has said he will sue because lawmakers would not allow medical marijuana to be smoked. At first glance, it appears those who won the permits have teams with experience in successful cannabis operations elsewhere in the country.

Regulations require the growing to be indoors in an enclosed facility. "We can see light at the end of the tunnel".

There are six regions across Pennsylvania with each to have two permitted growers.

Pittsburgh-based PurePenn plans development on a 40-acre site just inside the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania's Riverplace Industrial Center of McKeesport, the former U.S. Steel's National Tube Works site. "Once that happens, the permittees will be able to begin growing and processing medical marijuana".

According to that press release, John Collins, director of the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana, received 457 applications in total, with 177 prospective grower/processors and 280 for dispensaries.

For Crockett, the proposed project is also personal.

"Spending time meeting with patients, government officials, business leaders, community leaders and law enforcement; one thing can be said the support has been phenomenal and they understand what this medicine can do for the community", Crockett said.

The full list of 27 dispensaries awarded permits will be released later this month, Collins said.

"Once the permits are issued, the applicants will have six months to become operational". Twenty-seven permits will be issued.