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Medicinal and Hemp products are legal in Pennsylvania.

Amount of Cannabis Allowed

Lawful possession of medical marijuana limits patients to a 30-day supply.

Conditions To Qualify for a Medicinal License

Addiction Substitute Therapy – Opioid Reduction Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Autism Cancer, Including Remission Therapy Crohn’s Disease Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity Dyskinetic and Spastic Movement Disorders Epilepsy Glaucoma HIV/AIDS Huntington’s Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Intractable Seizures Multiple Sclerosis Neuropathies Neurodegenerative Diseases Parkinson’s Disease Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective Sickle Cell Anemia Terminal Illness

Cost for a Medical License

50

How much can you grow?

The state does not allow medical marijuana patients or caregivers to cultivate cannabis plants. Only state-approved growers are allowed to grow cannabis.

Fines / Cost

Under 30 g.: misdemeanor, 30 days and/or $500; Over 30 g.: misdemeanor, 1 yr. and/or $5000 Subsequent offense over 30g.: 3 yrs. and/or $25,000

Consumption Rules

Under Pennsylvania marijuana law, smoking flower is prohibited. However, patients can consume pills, oils, topicals, liquids, tinctures and dried cannabis via vaporization. Consumption is relegated mainly to the home and other private residences. A workplace can permit medical cannabis consumption as well but has been infrequent to date.

Paraphernalia Laws

IS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA LEGAL OR ILLEGAL?



LEGAL (for medical marijuana purposes; in general its illegal)



STATE LAW ON DRUG PARAPHERNALIA



"Drug paraphernalia" means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of this act.



Pennsylvania law prohibits the use of, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance. 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 780-113(a)(32)



LEGAL POSSESSION RULES



Items used in a legal patient’s consumption of marijuana will not be considered drug paraphernalia.



ILLEGAL POSSESSION PENALTIES



Possession of drug paraphernalia (other than legalized medical marijuana) is an ungraded misdemeanor. Upon conviction, a person may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to one year, fined up to $2,500, or both.



However, it is extremely important to note that a conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia does not carry a driver's license suspension.



REFERENCE WEBSITES



health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Laws%20and%20Regulations/DDC_Act.pdf





https://www.arjalaw.com/Criminal-Defense/Drug-Offenses/Possession-of-Drug-Paraphernalia.shtml

Learn More

https://statelaws.findlaw.com/pennsylvania-law/pennsylvania-marijuana-laws.html



https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Pages/Medical%20Marijuana.aspx





https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Presentation%20for%20Advisory%20Board%20Meeting%20Nov%206%20Final.pdf