This is the most recent in a series of surveys released by the Department of Health to solicit public input on the program's development. The department previously released a survey for patients and caregivers, which is still open to the public.
The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:
- Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved 126 applications to date;
- Released public surveys to aid in the development of temporary regulations for growers/processors and dispensaries/laboratories; and
- Released a Request for Information for Electronic Tracking IT solutions for the tracking of medical marijuana.
Full implementation of the program is expected to take between 18 and 24 months. The program will provide access to medical marijuana for patients who are Pennsylvania residents under a physician's care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by Act 16.
Questions about the medical marijuana program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available at www.health.pa.gov.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health