Harvest Wellness & Recreation, an Arizona-primarily based multistate cannabis firm, reached an agreement with Pennsylvania regulators to drop two permits for affiliated health-related marijuana organizations it was pursuing in the state.
Harvest no longer will pursue permits for Harvest of Northwest PA and Harvest of North Central PA.
The firm also will not operate the two facilities it currently constructed in New Castle and Shamokin, with 18 workers impacted, the firm stated in a statement released Friday.
As an alternative, Harvest will concentrate on the 5 other permits it was awarded in Pennsylvania, permitting it to operate 15 dispensaries, 3 per license.
Pennsylvania caps the quantity of licenses 1 firm can hold at 5.
Harvest stated in the release it will stay clear of a “lengthy legal dispute” by dropping its quest for the two licenses.
The firm added that “not pursuing the permits granted to them would be the greatest way to assure that the remaining Harvest affiliate organizations get their dispensaries in Pennsylvania operational to serve as numerous sufferers as swiftly as probable.”
Aside from the negotiations with Pennsylvania regulators more than the permits, Harvest clashed with officials in the state more than a cultivation license that was canceled due to the fact of missing cannabis tracking records and safety footage kept by a earlier firm.
Harvest is also beneath scrutiny for winning an MMJ license in neighboring Ohio by claiming status as “economically disadvantaged.”
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