Recent publication of temporary and draft guidelines by the state of Pennsylvania bring the reality of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania one step closer.

On October 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania’s Department of Health published temporary regulations for growers and processors of medical marijuana in a significant step towards commencing the application process.  These regulations are now effective and related to the following:

It is anticipated that the Department will make application materials for these limited licenses available before the end of the year with a relatively short window for submissions. 

On October 25, the Department of health also posted draft rules for medical marijuana dispensaries

The draft regulations spelled out general rules, such as requiring employees to be at least 18 years old. The regulations also provide:

The state is giving the public until November 4 to provide feedback on these draft regulations. For more information about the medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania, click here to see our previous blog posts.

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