Starting this week the future growers and dispensaries of Pennsylvania are able to apply for a license to grow and sell medical marijuana. Licenses will be accepted until March 20 and limited to 12 growers and 27 dispensaries to be spread around the state. There are 17 conditions that currently qualify a patient for medical marijuana including ALS, cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson's disease and HIV/AIDs. The Department of Health will continue to write the state's medical marijuana regulations. Both patients and doctors must be registered with the state before seeking treatment.
The first phase of the rollout will see the issuance of 12 permits for growers and processors of cannabis and 27 permits for dispensaries to distribute medicine to registered patients.
Pennsylvania will accept applications from prospective growers/processors and dispensaries until March 20. For more information, visit the state Medical Marijuana Program website.
Under Pennsylvania's new law, doctors and patients must first register with the state before participating in a treatment program. Patients can qualify to use medical marijuana if they have been diagnosed with one of 17 conditions, including ALS, cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson's disease and HIV/AIDs