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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law

Status

 

Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Dyskinetic/spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Intractable spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Opioid dependency
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Terminal illness (defined as 12 months or fewer to live)

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

30 day supply -- As initially enacted, only cannabis-infused pills, oils, topical ointments, tinctures or liquids were allowed. On April 16, 2018, the state Health Secretary approved an advisory board recommendation to permit dispensaries to also begin providing herbal cannabis. Under the rule change, patients are permitted to vaporize herbal cannabis, but are still prohibited under the law from smoking.

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes, up to 25 growers and processors, and as many as 50 dispensaries, which could each operate three locations. However, no dispensaries are operational at this time.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Yes

CAREGIVERS

Yes

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

Under Section 2106 of the law, it is not a violation of state law "if a parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age lawfully obtains medical marijuana from another state, territory of the United States or any other country to be administered to the minor."

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