Pennsylvania has two legal challenges to deal with regarding licensing decisions for hotly contested medical marijuana business permits.
Two lawsuits were filed Friday against the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana:
- BrightStar Biomedics is challenging the cultivation license given to Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Vireo Health, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. BrightStar takes exception to the fact two former Vireo employees are under criminal investigation for allegedly smuggling marijuana oil across state lines.
- Keystone ReLeaf alleges the state’s license application scoring was unfair and seeks an injunction to halt the licensing process.
Those lawsuits can often lead to delays in new marijuana program rollouts, such as in Massachusetts and Maryland.