The state of Pennsylvania legalized medical cannabis in 2016, through a Legislative bill, Senate Bill 3, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. Access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.
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When to Apply
PENNSYLVANIA MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSES
Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Grower/Processor – can grow medical cannabis plants; extract, process and produce medical cannabis products; and sell wholesale to other licensed Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Businesses. There is a limit of twenty-five (25) business licenses allowed for Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Grower/Processor within the state.
Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Dispensary – can purchase medical cannabis from licensed grower/processor facilities and dispense medical cannabis to registered patients. There is a limit of fifty (50) business licenses allowed for Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Dispensaries within the state. Each Dispensary Licensee is allowed to operate up to three (3) stand-alone dispensaries.
HOW TO OPEN A MARIJUANA BUSINESS IN PENNSYLVANIA
To obtain a marijuana business license in Pennsylvania, you will be required to submit an application. As part of the application, some of the plans you will need to include the following:
- Security Plan.
- Environmental Impact Plan.
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance Plan.
- Business History Plan.
- Financial Plan.
- Community Benefits Plan.
- Research Plan.
- Cultivation, Manufacturing and/or Dispensing Plan.
- Labor Compliance Plan.
- Staffing and Training Plan.
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2016 – Pennsylvania legalized medical cannabis
2017 – Pennsylvania licensing period for cannabis businesses (Phase 1)
Jan 2018 – First Pennsylvania medical cannabis businesses opened and medical cannabis sales began
May 2018 – Pennsylvania reopened licensing period for cannabis businesses (Phase 2)
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