Officials rejected all eight applications for growing/processing and dispensary permits as part of the state’s medical marijuana research program.
A Reading-based company that plans to partner with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine on medical marijuana research will reapply for a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Health after its initial application was rejected.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health rejected the applications of all eight applicants that sought growing/processing and dispensary permits as part of the state’s medical marijuana research program. Among the applicants was Franklin Labs, which has partnered with the Erie medical school to conduct the research.
“They are disappointed,” LECOM spokesman Pierre Bellicini said in a short statement after talking with Franklin Labs officials. “Franklin Labs is working on the next step and they plan to apply again.”
The health department rejected Franklin Labs’ application because it failed to include a valid contractual relationship with an academic research