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Hundreds of Applicants Seek Licenses to Grow or Sell Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

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Hundreds of applicants have asked for licenses to grow or sell medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, including dozens in the state’s southeastern corner, officials said Wednesday.

 In their first accounting of the flood of applications, Health Department officials said they received more than 500 packages by the March 20 deadline, and have thus far sifted through 258 applications. Among those have been 31 applications to grow medical marijuana in Philadelphia or its surrounding suburbs.

But officials wouldn’t release the names of applicants, or say the locations where they propose to grow or sell the drug.

Still, the data suggests the frenzied interest in getting in on the ground floor of the potentially lucrative medical marijuana industry, which some advocates hope will be the first step toward broader legalization of the drug.

 

Hundreds of applicants have asked for licenses to grow or sell medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, including dozens in the state’s southeastern corner, officials said Wednesday.

In their first accounting of the flood of applications, Health Department officials said they received more than 500 packages by the March 20 deadline, and have thus far sifted through 258 applications. Among those have been 31 applications to grow medical marijuana in Philadelphia or its surrounding suburbs.

But officials wouldn’t release the names of applicants — or say the locations where they propose to grow or sell the drug.

Still, the data suggests the frenzied interest in getting in on the ground floor of the potentially lucrative medical marijuana industry, which some advocates hope will be the first step toward broader legalization of the drug.

 

Via: www.apnews.com

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