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Diversity & Community Impact Fall Short in PA Grower’s Application

Cannabit: Diversity & Community Impact Fall Short in PA Grower's Application / 07092017

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%.