Sparking a marijuana war: rival wants Pa. to drop grower under criminal investigation

9/8/17–BrightStar Biomedics, a Scranton-based company, sought an injunction demanding that the state rescind a permit to grow and process cannabis awarded to a rival, Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, a subsidiary of Vireo Health. BrightStar also accused the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana of violating the law when it awarded Pennsylvania Medical Solutions the permit because the parent company was the subject of “ongoing criminal investigations, license revocations, and administrative penalties.” Read