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WATERBURY — The Department of Public Safety has granted conditional approval to a fifth licensed medical marijuana dispensary that will have locations in St. Albans and Bennington.

Act 65, signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott earlier this year, allowed for the state’s medical marijuana dispensary system to grow from four licensed entities to five. DPS said PhytoScience Institute, plans to operate dispensing sites in Bennington and St. Albans. Those two area are considered to be underserved.

“We thank the Department of Public Safety for the opportunity to serve the patient population in the State. We see this opportunity as a privilege and a very serious responsibility,” the company said in a statement posted on its website.

Public Service said a limited operating registration certificate will be issued to PhytoScience Institute when it meets the requirements set in statute. It will be required to obtain an active operating certificate and begin dispensing medical marijuana within six months of full approval.

PhytoScience Institute was one of five applicants that submited a complete application for the fifth marijuana dispensary registration certificate. All

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BATON ROUGE, La.  — Southern University has selected a vendor to run its medical marijuana program.

The university’s Board of Supervisors on Friday (Sept. 22) chose Lafayette-based Advanced Biomedics, LLC, to grow the marijuana for Southern, which will receive more than $6 million over five years.

Advanced Biomedics will produce pharmaceutical grade medicines for patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, cachexia or wasting syndrome, seizure disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, Chrohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. Under the law, marijuana can be available in medicinal oils, pills, sprays and topical applications, but cannot be sold in a form that can be smoked.

Lawmakers agreed to a framework for dispensing medical marijuana in 2015, but only allowed the agricultural centers at LSU and Southern to grow the product. LSU completed its contract with Las Vegas-based GB Sciences earlier this month.

LSU completes medical marijuana contract, drug could be available by mid-2018

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Published Sep 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm (Updated Sep 21, 2017)

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Having your name on that list keeps you from being arrested or harassed by police for marijuana possession. Neither the federal government nor ANY law enforcement agency has ever subpoenaed the records of state

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The competition for 39 permits to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania was bound to leave many applicants speed-dialing their lawyers to complain about unfair evaluations.

Sure enough, this month a Bethlehem-based applicant sued the state Department of Health to shut down the new medical marijuana program because of what it considered a bungled permitting process. Advocates have decried that company, Keystone ReLeaf, as self-serving and inconsiderate of the ailing children and adults who have long sought relief.

But a Morning Call review of more than 130 administrative appeals filed against the state Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana reveals a broader scope of the complaints that threaten to plunge the nascent industry into a legal morass over an evaluation committee’s handling of applications.

Seemingly cut-and-dried application requirements such as photo IDs and resumes were expected to be scored for completion. Instead, many were graded on a sliding scale — and to the hundredth decimal point. One yes-or-no question worth 50 points yielded a score of 41.38 for one applicant and 6.30 points for another, though

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A vacant storefront is undergoing the first stages of a renovation, one that is supposed to lead to Centre County’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

The Centre Region Code Agency recently issued a demolition permit for the interior of the building at 2105 N. Atherton St., the former site of El Jalisco, which closed in 2015, according to CRCA plan examiner Ned Liggett. PA Health and Wellness LLC’s plans for the medical marijuana dispensary’s opening in State College might fall behind schedule or not happen at all for reasons out of the company’s control.

A lawsuit recently filed on behalf of Bethlehem-based Keystone ReLeaf LLC has asked that all awarded permits be rescinded and start from scratch in the state. The company failed to win a permit to grow and process marijuana in the state and was two days late submitting an application.

The lawsuit said that “no applicant understands how or why they scored a certain score in any category.” It also alleged the Department of Health has not explained how permits were approved or declined.

DOH representatives did not

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