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The Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced in March that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is taking steps to assist those who require access to medical marijuana. Under Gov. Tom Wolf’s order, dispensaries and other businesses operating in Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis industry are deemed to be essential, life-sustaining entities that need to remain open to support the Commonwealth’s growing patient-base. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth temporarily suspended certain statutory and regulatory provisions. For starters, dispensary workers are now able to provide medical cannabis to a cardholder in their vehicle located on the facility’s …
2019 Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival – Fall Marketplace
The 2019 Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival will be the first Fall Marketplace @ Renningers Farmers Market in Kutztown PA. Over 50 vendors, live music, canna-centric speakers & discussion panels. The event is free to the public.
Zelda Therapeutics Medical Marijuana and Autism Consensus
  This symposium is a science-focused seminar of medical professionals with experience in potential benefits/risks associated with the use of medical marijuana to treat a range of behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will present an update on the PA MMJ Program; preliminary results of the current Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia observational study examining the landscape of current medical cannabis use in ASD will be highlighted. There will be international experts presenting information on autism and treatment with medical cannabis. Parents/caregivers of children diagnosed with ASD who have …
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Medical Marijuana Conference to Offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
The World Medical Cannabis Business Conference & Expo (WMCCExpo), hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers (CCC), will be held Apr 21-22, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a press release by CCC, they say the motivation behind this conference is “to establish a more inclusive and progressive healthcare dialogue by incorporating medical marijuana resources and patient care into mainstream medicine.” The program has been devised to apply to several states, and invites healthcare professionals to gain a comprehensive introduction to medical cannabis, all the while earning up to 22.5 CME credits …
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Pennsylvania Starts Medical Marijuana Application Process for Dispensaries, Growers/Processors
Companies vying to win one of Pennsylvania’s 27 coveted medical marijuana dispensary licenses or 12 grower/processor permits can now begin the application process, state officials announced Tuesday. “This is an important step forward in getting this valuable medication to patients who desperately need it.” – Dr. Karen Murphy “We’ve developed a thorough application that ensures the operators of medical marijuana grower/processor and dispensary facilities will meet our strict guidelines. Our goal is to deliver medication safely and responsibly and this application will help us do just that,” Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy said. Those wishing …
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker: Don’t Prosecute Anyone for Using Medical Marijuana
One of the primary co-sponsors of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted medical marijuana law is asking the state’s district attorneys not to prosecute anyone for marijuana possession if the offender can demonstrate that they are using cannabis for medical purposes. Democratic State Senator Daylin Leach, who teamed up with Republican Senator Mike Folmer as the primary co-sponsors of Senate Bill 3, sent a letter Thursday to each of Pennsylvania’s 67 District Attorneys asking them to use “prosecutorial discretion to forgo prosecution of any person for possession of marijuana if he or she can demonstrate that he or she is …
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Governor Signs Law Making Pennsylvania the 24th Medical Marijuana State
Surrounded by hundreds of patients and advocates at the state capitol, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bill on Sunday afternoon that will make the Keystone State the 24th state in the nation, plus the District of Columbia, to pass a law creating an effective, comprehensive medical marijuana program. The bill, Senate Bill 3, was given final approval last week by both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature, and Wolf’s signature on the bill marks the end of a seven year battle to bring medical cannabis to the Commonwealth, a journey marred by roadblocks and detours. Opposition from House …
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Pennsylvania Passes Bill To Become the 24th Medical Marijuana State
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday allowing the use of medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. A similar bill was originated and initially approved with slightly different language in the Pennsylvania Senate last May. Passage of the bill did not come without a fight. Opponents tried to introduce amendments that would have voided it, but none were successful. After two hard-fought days on the floor, the bill ultimately passed by a margin of 149-43. The speeches in support of the bill ranged from detailed to emotional. “[There is] no metric to measure …
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Pennsylvania Patients Forced To Hide Their Medical Cannabis Use
Every person should have the right to obtain cannabis legally. Cannabis plant treatment is safer and more effective than pharmaceuticals, especially opiate based pain medication and many cancer-therapy drugs. Still many patients do not have the right to access medical marijuana legally and are forced to obtain and medicate outside of the law. PA Man Uses Cannabis Oil To Treat Lung and Liver Cancer Recently a man from Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, came forward to tell his story. He feels passionate that others need to know what cannabis treatment has done for him. Without revealing his …
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Poll: Pennsylvania Voters Broadly Support Cannabis Policy Reform
LEMOYNE, PA — As the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act continues to gain momentum, a poll released last week by Keystone Analytics reveals that a majority of Pennsylvania voters would support a change in cannabis policy. Poll Shows Support For Legal Cannabis In Pennsylvania According to the poll results, 69% of Pennsylvanians would support legal cannabis in some capacity. There were mixed responses as to whether the plant should be legalized for adult-use (22%) or medical marijuana only …

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