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Clinical Research (Chapter 20)

If you are interested in participating in a medical marijuana research study with an Academic Clinical Research Center, please send an email to RA-DHMMResearch@pa.gov. Upon receipt and review, a member of our research division staff will provide you with information on studies in which you may be able to take part. Participation in the Medical Marijuana Research Program will provide our medical community with invaluable data on the efficacy of medical marijuana, as well as specific administration options to assist in recommending the best treatments for their patients.

Clinical Registrants

Phase V Clinical Registrants Updates:

Resources for Phase V Clinical Registrant Applications (not currently accepting applications for CRs)

Resources for Academic Clinical Research Centers

Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinical Research Centers

Please note: The following were certified on September 21, 2018

  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia (contractually committed, not available for Phase III);
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia (contractually committed, not available for Phase IV);
  • Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey (contractually committed, not available for Phase III);
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (contractually committed, not available for Phase III);
  • The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (contractually committed, not available for Phase IV);
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh (contractually committed, not available for Phase V);
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Erie (LECOM) (contractually committed, not available for Phase IV); and
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia (contractually committed, not available for Phase IV).

Please note: The following was certified on September 23, 2021

  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton