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July 13, 2017

The Need to Know for Potential Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act provides the guidelines to obtaining medical marijuana. Under the Act, medical marijuana can only be dispensed to a patient who “receives a certification from a practitioner and is in possession of a valid identification card issued by the department,” and also to caregivers who have a valid identification card. 35 P.S. § 10231.303. The caregiver is someone the patient designates as authorized to deliver medical marijuana to him or her. 35 P.S. § 10231.103. The caregiver is subject to a criminal background check and the application of the caregiver...

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July 10, 2017

Medical Marijuana Growing Licenses Granted

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has issued 12 licenses for medical marijuana growers. The winners of the bids included many wealthy and powerful business firms. The medical marijuana industry is not for people with small bank accounts. There is a non-refundable application fee of $10,000 in addition to a permit fee for growers of $200,000. This permit fee is refundable if you are not awarded the license. The permit is only valid for one year, but the growers can apply to renew their permit for an additional $10,000 each year, which will be refunded if the renewal is not granted. In...

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