A brand-new medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania, excited to be selling precise cannabis flower for the primary time to registered sufferers, provided a particular deal final week: two strains of flower for $1 a gram, with a restrict of two grams.
The drawback? Pennsylvania forbids such promotions, together with any reductions. And the flower in query is usually priced at $10-$15 a gram.
The dispensary, Justice Grown Pennsylvania in Edwardsville, was instantly notified by the state Department of Health it was breaking the principles, in response to The (Philadelphia) Inquirer.
But the reprimand got here after 134 sufferers had purchased up all of the dispensary’s obtainable low cost flower stock.
Justice Grown CEO Abbe Kruger advised the newspaper that what the dispensary did was “completely compliant” with the regulation.
“It didn’t even fit the definition of a discount because it had never been priced before,” she stated. “We just priced it that low.”
But state regulators don’t see it that means.
“You can’t run a promotional sale on medical marijuana. We let them know that they were in violation,” a well being division spokeswoman advised The Inquirer.
It seems the dispensary gained’t face any specific punishment from the state, resembling fines or a suspension of its enterprise license.
“We realize this is a new business structure. There isn’t a formula (for discipline). We’re working through it,” the well being division spokeswoman stated.