Medical marijuana, though still in its infancy in Pennsylvania, has become a $350 million industry since the first dispensary opened in February 2018. Stakeholders are many, from growers and processors to doctors, dispensaries, patients and law enforcement. Today, CNHI newsrooms in Pennsylvania, as well as those in Maryland and Ohio, begin a multi-day special report looking at this burgeoning industry, the impact it is having on patients, the money that is already being made and what the future holds for medical marijuana in a country where 11 states plus the District of Columbia have already made it legal to buy and consume recreational marijuana.
Daily Item Editor Dennis Lyons talks with CNHI Pennsylvania reporter John Finnerty and Daily Item reporters Eric Scicchitano and Justin Straws…
Medical marijuana, though still in its infancy in Pennsylvania, has become a $350 million industry since the first dispensary opened in Februa…
All six states bordering Pennsylvania enacted medical marijuana programs and with only one exception, they share a theme with the Keystone State: Rapid expansion of their patient bases.
A Pennsylvania legal settlement that forced an Arizona-based medical marijuana provider's subsidiaries to surrender two dispensary licenses in August was portrayed in some circles as a victory strike against "Big Marijuana" — the fast-growing companies that are dominating the competition across the nation.
Pennsylvania physicians are taking a cautious approach when it comes to medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana doesn't cause users to get high, except when it does.
Pennsylvania's legalization of medical marijuana three years ago has impacted people across the state, even those who aren't seeking cannabis' therapeutic benefits.
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is dominated by companies that cut their teeth in the business in other states before gaining a foothold in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG — Patients using medical marijuana get no help covering the cost because insurance companies won’t cover the costs of the drug.
Micheale Hunt emptied a bag of old medication on her couch as she talked about dealing with anxiety, a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder after a horseback riding accident in 2018.
HARRISBURG — Growers of medical marijuana have paid the state more than $4.5 million in tax on the sale of cannabis to dispensaries, said Jeffrey Johnson, a spokesman for the Department of Revenue.
HARRISBURG — In the two-and-a-half years since Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 16 of 2016, making Pennsylvania then the 24th state to allow patients to use medical marijuana, the state’s program has created a multi-million dollar industry with dozens of dispensaries scattered across the state.
Pharmacists play a key role in managing and distributing an appropriate dosage of medical marijuana in its various forms across Pennsylvania's 60 state-approved dispensaries.
Legalization of medical-marijuana creates a gray area for the state's courts and employers — some of which are held to standards set by the federal government, which still considers the drug an illegal substance, experts say.
Law enforcement officials say the legalization of medical marijuana has them concerned about enforcing DUI laws and the possibility that it could lead to abuse of harder addictive drugs.
For decades, scientific investigations into medical marijuana have been stymied by what researcher Peter McLaughlin terms a “Catch-420.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Health says legal and regulated medical marijuana products available to certified patients enrolled in the state’s program are “safe and effective.”
Evidence of the effectiveness of cannabis as a medical treatment has been slowly emerging, but continues to lag as medical marijuana use expands.
As Pennsylvania’s first-in-the-nation medical marijuana research program begins gearing up, doctors across the state are already treating patients using the substance to treat a wide variety of serious conditions.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's county-by-county tour likely reinforced the idea that a growing number of Pennsylvanians support the concept of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
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While the political landscape is ever-changing there appears to be new support for rescheduling recreational marijuana within the ranks on Capitol Hill for the federal government from a Schedule 1 drug to a Schedule 2 drug.