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The Cannabis Challenge: Risky Business (access required)

Cannabis entrepreneurs face financial and legal challenges when securing real estate. For cannabis entrepreneurs, finding a place to operate their business presents considerable challenges amidst the uncertainty surrounding the legality of cannabis. It’s an industry rife with risk, but also opportunities.

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Harvest's planned medical marijuana dispensary in Harrisburg. The company is awaiting inspection by the Pennsylvania Department of Health before it can open. PHOTO/IOANNIS PASHAKIS

In agreement with state, cannabis company gives up dispensary permits

Harvest of Northwest PA in New Castle and Harvest of North Central PA in Shamokin, have voluntarily given up their medical marijuana dispensary permits in order to allow the dispensaries’ parent company, Tempe, Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation, to move forward with the opening of four other Harvest dispensaries around Pennsylvania, one of which is in Harrisburg.

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Guest view: Cannabis contains seeds of economic growth

It’s evident the cannabis industry is growing, thriving and impacting the economy in ways we have only just begun to comprehend. Last month, the York County Economic Alliance hosted our Economics Club breakfast series on the economics of the cannabis industry, featuring two industry leaders, Green Thumb Industries and Groff North America.

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