Pennsylvania

OPEN A DISPENSARY IN PENNSYLVANIA

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Program Overview

SB 3- A bill that provides for the medical use of cannabis in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was signed into law (Act 16) on April 17th, 2016.  The Act allows for the consumption and possession of medical marijuana for patients suffering from qualified medical conditions. It also allows for a state regulated dispensary system to grow and sell cannabis. The Medical Marijuana Advisory Board within the Department of Health has been tasked to regulate the program. The entire Act 16 can be found here. 

Final Temporary Regulations Available Below:

General Regulations (Applicable to All Medical Marijuana Organizations)

Growers/Processors

Dispensaries

Program Details:

  • – Marijuana may only be dispensed in the form of pills, oils, topical, tinctures, liquid; unless otherwise states in the regulations
  • – Growers/Processors:
    •      – Allows for no more than 25 permits
    •      – Not more than 1 Grower permit shall be awarded to an applicant
    •      – Not more than 5 Growers may be issued dispensary permits as well
    •      – Must be an in door grow facility
    •      – Initial nonrefundable application fee of $10,000. A fee of $200,000 must be submitted with application and will be returned if the permit is not granted. Annual renewal fee of $10,000
    •     – Proof of funds of $2 Million, $500,000 of which must be deposited in the applicant’s bank account
  • – Dispensaries:
    •      – Not more than 50 dispensary permits to be awarded
    •      – No more than 5 permits to be awarded to one person
    •      – Each permit holder will be allowed to open up to 3 dispensaries
    •      – Initial nonrefundable application fee of $5,000. A fee of $30,000 for each location, must be submitted with application and will be returned if the permit is not granted. Annual renewal fee of $5,000
    •      – Proof of funds of $150,000 must be deposited in applicant’s bank account
  • – Application to obtain a permit will include the submission of items such as:
    •     – Organizational Chart and description of responsibilities
    •     – Criminal History Checks
    •     – Real estate information (facility locations)
    •     – Operational Plan
    •     – Security Plan
    •     – and more

Program Timeline:

April 17th, 2016 – SB 3 signed into law, Act 16

May 17th, 2016 – Law takes effect

December 2016 – Temporary Regulations published

January 2017 – Application published

February 20th – March 20th, 2017 – Application submissions window

The Pennsylvania Marijuana Business Application Process requires that you have specific essential plans when submitting your application. Learn more about the required and recommended business plans for Pennsylvania below.

 

REQUIRED PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS PLANS FOR DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

RECOMMENDED PENNSYLVANIA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA DISPENSARY/CULTIVATION APPLICATION:

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DEMOGRAPHICS – PENNSYLVANIA

DECRIMINALIZED

Medical Use

DATE PASSED

April 17th, 2016

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Senate Bill 3 was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on April 17th, 2016, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The medical marijuana law will allow qualified patients to utilize marijuana as an alternative form of treatment. It also allows for up to 25 Growers/Processors and 150 dispensaries statewide.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Application submission by 2nd quarter of 2017.

PATIENT BASE

TBD

NUMBER OF DISPENSARIES

TBD

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