MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2016
- ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
- Crohn's disease
- Huntington's disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Intractable seizures
- Intractable spasticity
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sickle cell anemia
- Severe chronic or intractable pain
- Terminal illness (defined as 12 months or fewer to live)
Patient Possession Limits
30 day supply -- As initially enacted, only cannabis-infused pills, oils, topical ointments, tinctures or liquids were allowed. On April 16, 2018, the state Health Secretary approved an advisory board recommendation to permit dispensaries to also begin providing herbal cannabis. Under the rule change, patients are permitted to vaporize herbal cannabis, but are still prohibited under the law from smoking.
Under Section 2106 of the law, it is not a violation of state law "if a parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age lawfully obtains medical marijuana from another state, territory of the United States or any other country to be administered to the minor."
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Not legal
HEMP: Legal since 2016
Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, House Bill 967 into law on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The law allows for registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp. Agencies, colleges, and universities are permitted to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. It also creates the Hemp Research Board, which is responsible for developing regulations, applications for registration, inspections, a database of registered persons, registration fees, and guidelines for labeling and testing. The law took effect upon the Governor's signature.