Pittsburgh company wants to grow, process medical marijuana in McKeesport February 17, 2017 12:00 AM Eric Risberg/Associated Press
The Medical Marijuana Act in Pennsylvania permits its use for 17 serious medical conditions but forbids forms of marijuana or cannabis that are smoked or eaten. By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the new age of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, McKeesport could be the site of a cannabis cultivation and processing facility that, if approved, likely would be the only one in Allegheny County.

The 11-county region that includes Allegheny is limited to only two grower/processor permits, according to the Medical Marijuana Act that passed last April and went into effect in May.

McKeesport’s planning commission, during a public meeting this afternoon, is scheduled to discuss a Pittsburgh company’s application for conditional use approval.

PurePenn LLC, whose Downtown address is listed as 310 Grant St., Suite 2500 — site of Perlow Investment Corp. — is seeking approval to develop a production and processing facility at 321 Locust St., a 40-acre site whose property and building currently are valued at $900,000 in the Regional Industrial Development Corp.’s Riverplace Industrial Center of McKeesport. The property is zoned for urban industrial development.

Few details were available Thursday, but State Corporation Bureau documents indicate the company was established on Oct. 11. Gabriel Perlow, also with the Perlow Investment Corp. and associate general counsel for McKnight Realty Partners LLC, is listed as PurePenn’s

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