Legalizing medical cannabis in PA is a process that started April 2016 with Governor Tom Wolf’s bill signing and the beginning of the application process for dispensaries and growers in January. On November 1, Pennsylvania has finally launched its medical cannabis registry for patients. The Pennsylvania Health Department reported on Thursday that more than 1,000 people registered on the first day of applications as patients or caregivers for the state’s new Medical Marijuana Program. The registry is accessible at medicalmarijuana.pa.gov, along with resources to find registered physicians and nearby dispensaries, safe harbor applications, and updates on the program.
To obtain prescriptions patients must register, then have a doctor certify that they have at least one of 17 conditions ranging from HIV and epilepsy to cancer and multiple sclerosis. With that certification, patients will be able to pay for a medical card that will eventually allow them to obtain products such as CBD oil, pills, and tinctures from a dispensary in the state.
On the first day of patient/caregiver registration, Pennsylvania’s Department of Health assured AGRiMED will cultivate from indica, sativa, and hybrid varieties as a broad selection will allow patients to find a diverse and custom phytochemical profile that fits their specific medical needs.that program is on track and patients in need will be able to get medical marijuana within six months. “You have my commitment: It’s going to happen,” John Collins, director of the Office of Medical Marijuana, said in a news conference at the Capitol in Harrisburg. It is likely the six month wait will be time to stock and approve dispensaries for operations and sign up more patients and physicians.
AGRiMED’s facility in Greene County, near Pittsburgh, will elevate industry standards and be fertile grounds for producing medical-grade products. Pennsylvania will greatly benefit from the history of experience, dedication to innovation, and responsibility to the effectiveness of medical marijuana from AGRiMED Industries. We will cultivate from indica, sativa, and hybrid varieties as a broad selection will allow patients to find a diverse and custom phytochemical profile that fits their specific medical needs. AGRiMED also has a world-class Medical Advisory Board that will promote dialogue with and education for Pennsylvania’s medical community on the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. In each new location, we want to educate doctors, patients, dispensaries, and the public about the efficacy and benefits of medical marijuana. As the future of Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program proves to be bright, AGRiMED looks forward to further expansion across the nation.