Eight applicants were denied permits to supply medical marijuana research projects late last week, including one permit hopeful in Falls. Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research... Pennsylvania rejects marijuana research supplier permits

Eight applicants were denied permits to supply medical marijuana research projects late last week, including one permit hopeful in Falls.

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research program is delayed again, after Gov. Tom Wolf announced the rejection of all eight marijuana supplier applicants last week.

A news release from Wolf’s office said none of the eight applicants, including one in Bucks County, met the “rigorous requirements of the application review process.” Another permit application period will be held in early 2019.

MLH Explorations LLC, of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, had planned to develop its property at 150 Solar Drive in Falls into a marijuana growing facility for the research program at the start 2018.

The state approved eight medical schools to research the effectiveness of medical marijuana earlier this year, but state law requires a dedicated supplier approved by the state to grow and dispense the medical marijuana.

Five of the approved schools are in Philadelphia, including Temple, Drexel and Thomas Jefferson universities.

MLH applied to grow medical marijuana at the 32-acre former U.S. Steel property, and would operate a dispensary in Philadelphia — becoming the primary supplier for the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, documents available online through the health department show. [Read More @ Intelligencer]

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