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​​Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program's final-form regulations (DOH Regulations) were posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. These DOH Regulations may be found at the following: Pennsylvania Bulletin

All grower/processors and approved laboratories were notified that on March 4, 2023, the Commonwealth Court issued an Order temporarily enjoining DOH from enforcing § 1171a.29(c)(1)-(2) of DOH's Regulations (relating to medical marijuana), in Green Analytics North, LLC d/b/a Steep Hill PA, et al. v. DOH. The Order grants a stay of the implementation of § 1171a.29(c)(1)-(2) of DOH's Regulations, 28 Pa. Code § 1171a.29(c)(1)-(2), effective immediately and until further order of the Court. Please note that the stay is only applicable to § 1171a.29(c)(1)-(2). 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to implement the state's Medical Marijuana Program, signed into law on April 17, 2016. The Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with a serious medical condition through a safe and effective method of delivery that balances patient need for access to the latest treatments with patient care and safety. This guide will connect you with medical marijuana resources and information for patients and caregivers, growers and processors, dispensaries, physicians, schools, and laboratories.​

Act 63 of 2023

On December 14, 2023, Governor Shapiro signed Act 63 of 2023 into law and it became effective April 12, 2024.  Act 63 of 2023 allows qualified independent MMOs to apply for either a grower/processor (G/P) permit or dispensary permit:  an independent G/P may apply for one dispensary permit and an independent dispensary may apply for one G/P permit. 

Act 63 to requires the permit granted as part of this application to be issued to the business entity that holds the original permit (the permittee). Therefore, the permit will not be issued to a separate, distinct legal entity. 
Although the applications are now available, completed applications will only be accepted by the Bureau between May 12, 2024 and June 12, 2024. Applications for the additional permits and supporting documentation are listed below.

Program Data

Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program (Program) was created by the Medical Marijuana Act (Act), which was signed into law on April 17, 2016.  35 P.S. §§ 10231.101 -10231.2110.  The Act requires Program to maintain data electronically, including through use of patient and practitioner registries, and an electronic tracking system (ETS) for all phases of medical marijuana, from seed to sale.  The Act also contains strict confidentiality provisions relating to disclosure of patient, caregiver, and practitioner information and the information stored in the ETS.  In furtherance of Program's commitment to transparency and accessibility and when permitted under the law, Program will publish its data here in one single, easy-to-find location.


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Find Medical Marijuana Near You

View a list of medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania with product (PDF).

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