Pittsburgh City Council takes first steps for medical marijuana permitting process

The city of Pittsburgh has begun the process of setting up a permitting and zoning process for medical marijuana facilities.

Currently, three dispensaries are set to open in January. All three got special waivers from the Planning and Zoning Board to apply, and were granted permission by Pennsylvania to operate.

City Councilman Corey O’Connor introduced a bill that would codify the process by which medical marijuana dispensaries, and eventually possibly growers and processors, could operate.

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