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Medical Cannabis

Senator LeachThe Proposal

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:


  1. 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.

Important Stats:

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



Leach introduced
Pennsylvania’s first
medical marijuana bill,

SB 1350

January 2015

Leach introduces

SB 1350

which would eventually
become Pennsylvania’s
medical marijuana law

April 12, 2016

Senate passes

SB 3

April 17, 2016

Signed into law

ACT 16

May 17, 2016

Medical Marijuana
program became effective

February 15, 2018



Pennsylvanian purchased
medical marijuana