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Pennsylvania Releases Names of Potential Marijuana Sellers

The names of dozens of potential dispensaries have been released, though officials won’t say where exactly they’ll be located.

The deadline to apply for licenses to grow or sell marijuana was March 20th. Health Secretary Karen Murphy said the department received over 500, and has so far reviewed 258.

The list of processed applicants is available online, and includes corporate names like “Holistic Pharma” and “Keystone Medicinals,” as well as which of six state regions they’re located in.

Asked whether the DOH plans to release addresses where these growers and dispensers could set up shop, Murphy said no–not until they decide which 12 growers and 81 dispensers to license.

“At this point we believe that the information we have provided is adequate, and it would be premature for us to state where a permittee was actually going to operate their business,” she said.

John Collins, who’s in charge of the marijuana program, also said the department decided releasing addresses wouldn’t be the best use of its time. [Read more at WITF]

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