Pennsylvania to write medical marijuana program rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s secretary of health says she expects that it’ll take up to two years to write regulations and make medical marijuana available through retailers to eligible patients.

Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy said Wednesday that her agency is writing regulations and fielding calls from people interested in becoming growers or processors.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation in April creating the program.

The bill sets standards for tracking plants, certifying physicians and licensing growers, dispensaries and physicians. Marijuana products could be sold in pill, oil, vapor, ointment or liquid form.

Murphy says her agency expects to produce regulations in July to guide parents on how to bring medical marijuana bought legally from another state into Pennsylvania to administer to a child with a qualifying condition.

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