Pennsylvania Finally Opens Its First Medical Cannabis Dispensary – News

“Pennsylvanians have been waiting years for this moment,” Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement. “Medical marijuana is legal, safe and now available to Pennsylvanians suffering from 17 serious medical conditions. In less than two years, we have developed a regulatory infrastructure, approved physicians as practitioners, certified patients to participate, and launched a new industry to help thousands find relief from their debilitating symptoms. “

Gov. Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Program into law in April, 2016, and the program is expected to be fully implemented this year. State regulators have approved a total of 10 dispensaries, alongside 10 grower/processors. Over 17,000 patients have registered to participate in the program, but only 4,000 have been certified by a physician at this time. A little over 700 doctors in the state have registered to be able to recommend medical cannabis, and of those, 376 have completed the necessary training.

The state’s MMJ law

Patients lining up today to make historic purchase of medical marijuana at Cresco Yeltrah in Butler, Pennsylvania.

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