Pennsylvania Cannabis Compliance Training
Pennsylvania Recreational Cannabis
Is cannabis legal in Pennsylvania? No– recreational cannabis is illegal. Currently, under Pennsylvania cannabis law, possession of up to 30 grams is a misdemeanor, subject to a fine of $500 and 30 days in jail. Those caught with more than 30 grams are subject to a maximum fine of $5,000 and as much as a year in prison.
However, several cities in Pennsylvania taken it upon itself to create more equitable policies. In October of 2014, possession of up to 30 grams was decriminalized in Philadelphia, with criminal penalties being replaced by a fine of $25. Those caught smoking cannabis receive a citation and a $100 fine. Additionally, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and York have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis.
Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Laws
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 into law on April 17, 2016, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to adopt comprehensive medical cannabis legislation. Dispensaries began selling medical cannabis products to qualified patients on February 15, 2018.
Patients are permitted to purchase cannabis in various forms, including pill, oil, tincture, liquid, topical, vaporization, and nebulization. The bill specifically outlaws smoking. In April 2018, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine approved expanding the menu of dispensary options to include cannabis flower, with the idea that it would be vaporized. The change will be implemented in May 2018.
Like most medical cannabis states, patients must obtain a medical cannabis license from a doctor.
The state Department of Health has the authority to authorize more, but as of now the following conditions are approved:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Cancer Remission Therapy
- Chronic or Intractable Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
- Intractable Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Opioid Addiction Therapy
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spastic Movement Disorders
- Tourette Syndrome
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
In June 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Health launched a first-in-the-nation research program for medical cannabis. The program will partner up to eight clinical registrants with approved universities to conduct clinical research on any of the state’s qualifying medical conditions.
Pennsylvania Cannabidiol (CBD) from Hemp Oil
Hemp-derived CBD products are legal under Federal Law in the United States; however, individual state laws are dynamic and fluid. Individual states may enact their own laws governing hemp-derived CBD.
Pennsylvania Cannabis Cultivation
The cultivation of cannabis for personal or medical purposes is still a serious crime in Pennsylvania. Growing just 1 or 2 plants is a misdemeanor that can warrant a jail sentence of 6 months to 2 years and fines of $500 to $2000.
Pennsylvania has passed laws allowing for industrial hemp farming. In July 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation that legalized the cultivation and production of industrial hemp for research purposes. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in December 2018 legalized the commercial production of hemp under federal law, Pennsylvania quickly passed its own policy to allow its farmers to obtain a state permit and grow unlimited acreage of the crop for commercial purposes. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture began accepting applications from both commercial hemp growers and processors for its 2020 program on January 4, 2020.
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- Access to all "micro-learning" modules, each is filled with engaging videos & digital materials created by leading experts who do this everyday in the cannabis industry.
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- Assessments are at the end of every "micro-learning" module to help you assess & validate your knowledge.
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