Medical marijuana might seem like a cottage industry, but with Pennsylvania the nation’s sixth-largest potential market, it’s more likely to be big business.
Think guys in suits, or maybe lab coats, not striped baja hoodies.
“I’ve heard estimates that the investment has to be $5 million to $10 million to be a grower-processor,” said Dan Clearfield, a Harrisburg attorney who specializes in regulated substances. “This is not a small business operation.”
It won’t happen overnight. It could be anywhere from 18 months to two years before Pennsylvania residents seeking to treat their medical conditions with cannabis will be able to walk into a dispensary and slap a prescription on the counter.