Pennsylvania has revoked the cultivation permit of a medical marijuana grower for not meeting its production obligations and flouting other rules, according to state Health Secretary Rachel Levine.
Agrimed Industries in Western Pennsylvania was one of 12 growers granted a permit in June 2017 to produce cannabis for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana patients. It was among the highest scorers on the Department of Health’s highly competitive application process. Two years later, it still has failed to produce any marijuana for the medical market.
Early this month, after a surprise inspection by health officials, Agrimed was ordered to cease harvesting or destroying its crop without state supervision. A regulator had found “a flagrant disregard” for regulations, “grossly mismanaged” plants, and the possibility that some of those plants had been diverted to the underground market.
The company recently entered into a management service agreement with Arizona-based Harvest Inc. to run the grow facility in Carmichaels, Greene County. A Harvest spokesperson did not immediately return requests for comment.