Pennsylvania

On April 17, 2016, April 17, 2016, Senate Bill 3 was signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D), effectively removes all state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess a signed recommendation from their physician stating that marijuana “may mitigate” his/her debilitating medical symptoms. Since that time 27 dispensaries and 12 Grower / Processor licenses have been awarded. 5 awardees were given both a dispensary and grow / process license. However, the state originally allotted for Up to 25 Grower/Processor permits, up to 50 medical cannabis dispensary permits. Up to 5 entities (included in the above) with both grower/processor and dispensary permits as well as up to 8 Clinical Registrants, (separate from the above) with both grower/processor and dispensary permits AND who have an affiliation with an academic clinical research center – each of these entities may dispense at up to 6 locations