What are the requirements to become an approved Grower/Processor of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?

The Department of Health (DOH) may issue permits for growers/processors. The application process requires an applicant – at a minimum – to:

Apply for and be awarded a permit with the DOH before growing/processing medical marijuana.

Provide information in the permit application, including, but not limited to:

  • Evidence of the ability to maintain effective security and control to prevent diversion, abuse or other illegal conduct.
  • Evidence of compliance with municipality zoning requirements.
  • A diversity plan.

Submit a permit application with:

  • An initial non-refundable fee of $10,000.
  • A permit fee of $200,000, which is refundable if the permit is not granted.
  • Proof of $2 million in capital ($500,000 of which must be on deposit in a financial institution).

Those who are awarded a permit must complete a two-hour training course. As permitted by Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act, the DOH may enact other requirements through temporary regulations


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