Pennsylvania bans medical marijuana dispensaries, growers from 4/20 festival

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A cannabis festival set for April 20 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, expects to draw a crowd of 10,000, but the state bars medical marijuana dispensaries and growers from sponsoring the event, even though marijuana sales won’t be allowed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that several dispensaries had committed up to $8,000 apiece in sponsorship money and to set up booths distributing promotional materials, but the health department prohibited the retailers and growers from participating.

More details about Pennsylvania’s ban on cannabis-sector sponsorship of the 4/20 event can be found here.