Investigation

The Ad Block

With millions of dollars at stake, companies are blanketing Pennsylvania with ads about how to get a medical marijuana card. But if doctors do the same, they risk their license.

by Ed Mahon
Spotlight PA
Illustration by Leise Hook for Spotlight PA
An unusual rule and inconsistent enforcement has given an advantage to largely unregulated certification businesses that stand to rake in millions of dollars each year courting Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients.
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