PA Medical Marijuana Program was enacted in April of 2016 covering 17 conditions including Autism. Pennsylvania is the first state to include Autism as a condition that can be helped by medical marijuana. It is expected that the full program will go live by the end of 2017 and early 2018 with patients being able to purchase medical marijuana legally in the state of PA from a licensed dispensary once meeting qualifications starting in January 2018. Forms of medical marijuana in PA include oils, vapes, pills, tinctures, creams, lotions, and liquids. Plants, edibles, and smokeables are still illegal under the program.
UPDATE: PA announced yesterday the 12 organizationsawarded licenses in the first round of grower processors. The PA Department of Medical Marijuana is getting set to announce the licenses awarded in the first round of dispensary applicants next week. Dispensary licenses have been announced. Program is slated to go live in the early part of 2018. Patients will be able to purchase products from licensed dispensaries at that time.
OH Medical Marijuana Program was enacted in September of 2016 covering 21 medical conditions. The program is expected to go live in the later part of 2017 with patients being able to purchase forms of medical marijuana from dispensaries in 2018. In OH forms of medical marijuana include oils, tinctures, plant material, and patches but edibles and smokeables or any forms attractive to children are expressly prohibited.
NY Medical Marijuana Program was passed in 2014 and is currently operational with 11 medical conditions covered under the program. There are five organizations currently operating in the state of NY supply over 10,000 patients with medical marijuana products in the forms of capsules, oils, liquids, and vaporizations. No forms of medical marijuana that is smokeable is allowable under the law.
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