Senator Daylin Leach (D-17) and Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) teamed up in a bipartisan effort to legalize the use of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. Their bill, Senate Bill 3, was enacted into law in April as Act 16 of 2016. The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Wolf Administration are in the process of implementing the Act and writing its regulations. Follow their progress and contribute input here.
“I first introduced medical marijuana legislation eight years ago. It’s been beautiful and surreal to witness this program take off. Marijuana is medicine and it has come to Pennsylvania. This is one of the most significant pieces of social policy enacted in Pennsylvania in generations.”
Getting a Patient ID card:
- Register in the Patient & Caregiver Registry by visiting https://padohmmp.custhelp.com/app/login
2. Return to the registry and pay for your ID card.
3. Return to the registry and pay for your ID card.
4. You’re now able to purchase medical marijuana by visiting an approved dispensary.
14— Open and Approved Dispensaries
24— PA was the 24th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana
25,508 Patients Registered with the PA program
10,002 ID cards have been issued to patients
6,683 Patients who have bought at a dispensary
866 Doctors Registered to Participate
511 Physicians are registered and approved to participate
medical marijuana bill,
which would eventually
medical marijuana law
May 17, 2016
program became effective
February 15, 2018