Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana has many restrictions for users. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record

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Two out-of-county brothers, working with an established medical marijuana producer, have applied for a permit to grow the newly legalized medicinal herb in South Lebanon Township.

Sean Chipman, owner and managing member of Delaware-based Brownstone Financial Services Group, and his brother Chris, a successful accountant, hope to build a 20,000 square-foot facility in the Lebanon Valley Business Park.

The project is contingent on the group obtaining one of 12-grower/processor licenses being issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which is currently reviewing more than 500 applications for a limited amount of growing facilities and dispensaries across the state.

The fledgling company, which is operating under the name Pennsylvania Cannabis Health Co. or PHC, chose the South Lebanon Township business park after meeting with Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation President Susan Eberly.

The combination of its central location and the comprehensive package put together by Eberly made the decision to build in Lebanon County an easy one, Chipman said. When fully operational it will provide 40 jobs.

“The first rule of real estate is location, location, location. But it was mainly the ease of doing business with the Economic Development Council,” he said. “The total package was there. She had all the tools necessary to get a financially respectable package back to my group in a timely manner.”

Eberly feels she was successful in landing the company because she brought all the key stakeholders together.

“When I have a company interested in a property I try to get a lot of people to the table early. The ones who understand permitting and land development. and all the other aspects out there,” she said. “I

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