HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphytoday announced that regulations for physicians to participate in the medical marijuana program will be published in the June 3 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
"We received valuable input from physicians on implementation of this vital
The Practitioner Temporary Regulations outline the process for a physician with an active Pennsylvania license to register as a practitioner in the Medical Marijuana Program. Registration allows a practitioner to certify that a patient has a serious medical condition as defined in Act 16 and offer his or her recommendations on a course of treatment for the patient that includes obtaining medical marijuana at a Pennsylvania permitted dispensary.
The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:
The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented in early 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a physician's care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by Act 16.
Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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