Pennsylvania Launches Medical Cannabis Patient Registry


I received the following good news out of Pennsylvania today:

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health launched the patient registry for the state’s medical marijuana program. Patients and caregivers can now start the application process for receiving a medical marijuana card that will provide legal protections and allow them to access state-licensed dispensaries once they are open.

The department also released a guide to the program that includes helpful information, such as a list of approved doctors and dispensary locations.

To date, the state has approved two cultivation/ processing facilities to begin planting the first crop of medical marijuana in the state. Other similar facilities have until January to become operational or risk losing their permits. Dispensary locations are expected to seek approval to start operating by the end of the year. Patients should be able to obtain medical cannabis from dispensaries by spring 2018.

Congratulations and thanks to the countless advocates and state employees who worked tirelessly to make this important day a reality.


Becky Dansky
Legislative Counsel
Marijuana Policy Project

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