Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County (WBRE/WYOU) – Medical marijuana is one step closer to being available to patients throughout the Commonwealth. Earlier this year Governor Tom Wolf made medical marijuana legal in Pennsylvania.
Now, the PA Department of Health will soon release temporary regulations. They will explain the programs operation, including how applications are to be submitted by growers, processors, dispensers, physicians, patients, care-givers, and laboratories. Implementation will take 18 to 24 months, but before they are released, the Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy wants to hear from the public. “We are committed to being thoughtful and diligent, using a patient centered approach, while developing this medically focused program,” she explains.
You can offer your input on these regulations on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. There you can also fill out a survey to offer your opinion as well. These temporary regulations will be in place for two years from the day they are issued.
To weigh in visit: health.pa.gov