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Clear the air on medical marijuana panel

| Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
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Pennsylvania's medical marijuana overseers took a perplexing turn when they attempted to keep secret panel members who reviewed and rated applicants for 12 grower/processor permits and 27 dispensary permits statewide. But the state Office of Open Records, acting on a request from a PennLive reporter, ruled that the Pennsylvania Health Department could not simply shroud the panelists. Indeed, by suggesting that the inquiring reporter could possibly one day enter the marijuana industry — and thereby have so-called insider information — the Health Department underscored the absurdity of its argument. Here's to clearing the air rather than blowing any more smoke.

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