Phase II of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program begins Thursday when applications are accepted.
David Bruce @ETNBruce
Two Erie-based companies that failed to earn a permit to open a medical marijuana dispensary in northwestern Pennsylvania soon will have a second chance.
Phase II of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program will start Thursday when the Pennsylvania Department of Health begins accepting permit applications for growers/processors and dispensaries. Applications will be available on the department’s website, www.health.pa.gov.
Cannabis Square LLC and Calypso Enterprises each lost to GTI LLC during the Phase I process for dispensaries in 2017. An official with Cannabis Square said the company will participate in Phase II even though GTI is expected to open its Erie dispensary April 18.
“Based on previous numbers, we believe (a second dispensary) would be a viable enterprise,” said John Knox, vice president and general counsel for Cannabis Square. “We are going to submit an application.”
Officials with Calypso Enterprises declined to comment.
Knox said Cannabis Square will continue its appeal of the decision to award GTI a dispensary. A hearing is set for