Pennsylvania: Eligible minors getting medical marijuana by 2018
The health department is charged with creating the supply chain necessary to grow marijuana plants in greenhouses, process the plants into oils and liquids and sell the product to certified patients in dispensaries.
HARRISBURG — More than 200 children with serious illnesses are legally obtaining medical marijuana outside Pennsylvania while state officials work to make the product available to them here.
The state Health Department has so far approved 226 Safe Harbor applications so patients under 18 have access to medical marijuana available in other states with established programs, officials announced Monday, the first anniversary of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law being signed.
The Safe Harbor program enables parents, legal guardians or caregivers to provide medical marijuana to minors in their care who have a serious medical condition documented by a physician.
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