A weed war is brewing between two companies that sought permits to open a medical marijuana growing facility in Scranton.

BrightStar BioMedics claims its competitor, Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, misled Pennsylvania regulators about a criminal investigation into its parent company, according to a court action filed Friday with the state’s Commonwealth Court.

The company also failed to disclose an affiliate’s license in Maryland was being threatened for failing to cooperate with regulators there. Had full details of those cases been known, BrightStar likely would have won the permit instead of Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, or PMS, BrightStar’s attorney Mark Sheppard said.


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