Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. has added to its existing retail licence award in Pennsylvania by winning every licence it applied for, giving Harvest the ability to open more retail stores than any other company. Each licence permits the recipient to open up to three retail stores. Harvest was chosen because it received the highest scores on all but one of its regional applications (where it placed second over all) based on its responses to the criteria developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Department of Health issued a total of 23 dispensary permits for phase II of the medical marijuana program. Harvest will now have six months to become operational before it begins dispensing medical cannabis. With these latest wins, Harvest and its subsidiaries now have a significant footprint in 12 states across the United States. Harvest was previously granted a retail licence for Pennsylvania’s Southeast region in June, 2017, which includes its first store in Redding and two coming stores in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

“As is true elsewhere, we are now ahead of schedule in the state of Pennsylvania as we work to build the largest retail footprint in cannabis,” said Steve White, founder and chief executive officer of Harvest. “Pennsylvania, as a cannabis market, has exceeded our expectations. And Harvest is excited and proud to have been awarded these important licences, allowing us to bring our leading products, storefronts, experience and approach to citizens throughout the state. Our real estate teams have already been deployed throughout Pennsylvania and will identify the best retail locations for our new stores. Pennsylvania is quickly becoming one of the most important states for our long-term plans.”

Founded in 2011, Harvest has the largest footprint in its home state of Arizona — the third-largest medical cannabis market in the United States and one of the oldest regulated cannabis markets in the world. With a truly comprehensive vertically integrated model, Harvest comprises industry-leading cultivation, manufacturing, retail facilities, construction, real estate, technological capabilities backed by an award-winning team of experts with a proven record in writing and winning state-based cannabis licensing applications.

An international leader in the cannabis industry, Harvest holds itself to the most stringent health, safety and quality standards in the industry when it comes to the growth, production and sale of cannabis medicines and products for consumers. Since Harvest was founded in 2011, the company has donated more than $500,000 to veterans, seniors, children, patients in need and other charitable recipients.

About Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.

Harvest Health & Recreation is one of the first consistently profitable, vertically integrated cannabis companies with one of the largest footprints in the United States. Harvest’s complete vertical solution includes industry-leading cultivation, manufacturing and retail facilities; construction, real estate, technology and operational expertise — leveraging in-house legal, human resources and marketing teams; along with proven experts in writing and winning state-based applications. Since its founding in 2011, Harvest has grown its footprint every year and now has licences in 12 states, with planned expansion into additional states by 2020.

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