The Department of Health Tuesday released information on the issuance of 12 permits for medical marijuana growers/processors in the state.
The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin growing medical marijuana. Entities receiving permits were notified by mail.
"With today's announcement, we remain on track to fulfill the Wolf Administration's commitment to deliver medical marijuana to patients in 2018," said John Collins, Director of the Office of Medical Marijuana. "The applications from the entities receiving permits were objectively reviewed by an evaluation team made up of members from across commonwealth agencies. Any letters of recommendation or support for an applicant were not considered during the evaluation."
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Scores for all grower/processor applicants will be available on the Department of Health website.
"The next step for the permit holders will be to ramp up their operations so they can prepare to grow medical marijuana," Collins said. "Our teams will perform a series of site inspections before the locations can be certified as operational. Once that happens, the permittees will be able to begin growing and processing medical marijuana."
The Office of Medical Marijuana received 457 total applications: 177 for growers/processors; and 280 for dispensaries.