- Pennsylvania’s interim budget makes a notable change to the state’s 2016 Medical Marijuana Act .
- Tucked away in the 53-page bill that appropriates $25.8 billion in spending to carry government operations through Nov. 30, lawmakers added a provision that stipulates how revoked permits of which only 25 exist for marijuana growers will be redistributed.
- The provision states that if a grower’s permit is surrendered, revoked or otherwise forfeited because of misrepresented information on its application, the department shall issue the permit to the next most qualified applicant in the same region according to the department’s ranking and scoring in the application phase during which the initial permit was issued.
- Wardle noted that only the Legislature carries the authority to change the law.
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