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  1. Ron Strider

    PA: Philly Hospitals, Medical Schools Jockey For Marijuana Partners

    The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia this week became the latest academic player to announce it was getting into marijuana research. The school is pairing with Franklin BioScience, a large grower out of Denver, to create more consistent marijuana products and develop a cannabis...
  2. Ron Strider

    PA: Rebuked, Ex-Wolf Adviser Suspends Sale Of Marijuana Company

    A politically connected medical marijuana grower has suspended its effort to sell itself for $20 million after the Wolf administration threatened to revoke its cultivation permit. The Inquirer first reported Oct. 3 that Franklin Labs LLC – chaired by Gov. Wolf's former adviser John Hanger –...
  3. Ron Strider

    PA: Wolf Admin Threatens To Revoke Former Adviser's Marijuana Permit

    The Wolf administration is threatening to revoke the permit of a politically-connected company which has attempted to sell its license to grow cannabis for $20 million. The Inquirer first reported Oct. 3 that Franklin Labs LLC, headed by former Wolf adviser John Hanger, was circulating a...
  4. Ron Strider

    PA: Want To Grow Marijuana? Company Selling Permit For $20M

    For sale: One never-used permit to grow medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. Includes a turnkey operation with a 47,000-square-foot former beverage warehouse in Reading outfitted with state-of-the-art cultivation pods and hash-oil processing equipment. Price: $20 million. Rumors...
  5. Ron Strider

    Patients Lose As Cannabis Industry Barters For Zoning In Pennsylvania

    A pay-to-play system has developed between state-licensed cannabis operators and municipal governments across the country for local zoning. The same model has quickly materialized in Pennsylvania, and now one town has gone too far. Muhlenberg Township in Berks County was trying to squeeze a...
  6. Ron Strider

    PA: Two More Marijuana Dispensaries Forced To Find New Sites

    A proposed medical marijuana dispensary slated for Berks County will relocate after officials demanded a special tax, deemed a "host benefit fee," that the state said could make the medicine unaffordable for patients. Another dispensary, planned for Delaware County, has also been sent packing...
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    Alaska Alcohol And Marijuana Control Office Director Resigns

    Juneau - Cynthia Franklin, who helped guide Alaska's work in setting up the state's legal marijuana industry, is resigning as director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office. State commerce commissioner Chris Hladick said in a release Thursday that Franklin's leadership leaves the...
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    IN: Council Lights Up Debate On Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Crown Point - The Lake County Council passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the legalization of medical marijuana. The council voted 4-2 to support Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington, D-Merrillville, who is urging state officials to pass "a prescribed medical marijuana program statute...
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    IN: Council Lights Up Debate On Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Crown Point - The Lake County Council passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the legalization of medical marijuana. The council voted 4-2 to support Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington, D-Merrillville, who is urging state officials to pass "a prescribed medical marijuana program statute...
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    See Where Legal Marijuana Will Be Sold Around Alaska

    Anchorage - Alaska is likely just weeks away from the state's first legal marijuana sales, according to Cynthia Franklin, the Director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control office. As of Sept. 28, there are 33 marijuana businesses listed in "active status" for their licenses. These businesses...