Diversity & Community Impact Fall Short in PA Grower’s Application
Pennsylvania Growers’ Scores Yield a Bumpy Crop
- Pennsylvania awarded its first 12 cultivation licenses from 163 reviewed applicants.
- The top four evaluation criteria included 1) a diversity plan, 2) community impact, 3) business history and operational capacity, and 4) capital requirements.
- The average score among applicants was 63% of the potential maximum.
- While the state’s program was considered among the nation’s most diversity-friendly, the average grade for diversity plans was 43%.