PA has been ordered to disclose who is reviewing medical pot applications

09.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The Commonwealth Court in Pennsylvania says the state Department of Health must provide a Penn Live reporter with the identities of members on a panel that reviewed the first applications for permits in Pennsylvania's new medical marijuana program.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the court upholds an August 2017 ruling that the online news site reporter won through the state Office of Open Records.

Officials with the news service say it's a major win for Pennsylvanians who deserve transparency in their government and should know how the state is regulating the medical marijuana industry.