Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week

  • Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week

Medical marijuana will go on sale in Pa. this week

"This is a dream come true and I am ecstatic to be one of the first caregivers to legally purchase medical marijuana in the state".

Six dispensaries have been approved and one is in Bethlehem, Northampton County.

Pennsylvania dispensaries will not carry smokeable forms of marijuana. The below guidance provides information to school administrators to assist them in developing policies for the administration of medical marijuana on school property.

"My understanding is that our site is scheduled for inspection next week, February 22 or 23, and will open shortly after that", said Dr. Anthony Bartkowiak, who practices internal medicine.

"They have been crisscrossing the state looking at the dispensaries and at the grower processors", said acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

Others, including the planned 514 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. location, are waiting for final inspection. The school principal shall provide notification to the school nurse in each instance a parent or caregiver will be administering medical marijuana to the child/student as well.

Twenty-seven businesses were approved last June to host the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries. Additional permits have also been issued for dispensaries in Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg and Chambersburg.

"But they don't allow for dry flower, so that's a big void in our program that I'm hoping we can change", said Sisley. "Patients want to know about the price, and I don't know".

Pennsylvania law restricts the drug to certain types of products, so it won't be available in edible or smokable form.

According to Gov. Tom Wolf's office, more than 17,000 patients have applied to participate in the state's program.

On Friday, product will be available at Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem and Organic Remedies in Enola.

Two more, located in Sellersville in Bucks County and Devon in Chester County, will open Saturday.

Approved doctors can certify patients with 17 qualifying serious medical conditions that include autism, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. Physicians continue to register to participate in the program.