HARRISBURG, Pa. — State officials said Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program provided the drug nearly 600,000 times during its first year of sales.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Feb. 15, 2019, that more than 83,000 people have purchased medical marijuana at the 45 dispensaries that are up and running.
Statewide medical marijuana sales totaled $132 million in the past year.
More than $2 million in state taxes were paid by grower-processors. About 1,000 doctors are currently approved to certify patients for the program.
- Pennsylvania's 2016 medical marijuana law permits its use for a list of conditions that include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease
- Crohn's disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
- Huntington's disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Intractable seizures
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Severe, chronic, or intractable pain
- Sickle cell anemia