The Pennsylvania medical marijuana registry is now live, bringing patients in the Keystone State closer to medical marijuana access. Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine announced the launch of the registry, which can be accessed at medicalmarijuana.pa.gov, on Nov. 1, 2017.
“More than 100 physicians have been approved to certify patients, bringing us one step closer to getting medical marijuana to Pennsylvanians who desperately need relief,” Levine said in a press release. “As Governor Wolf promised when he legalized the program last year, we are on track to deliver medication to patients in the next six months.”
Of the approximately 300 doctors who have registered with the state’s medical marijuana program, 109 have been approved to certify patients. You can access the initial list of approved doctors here.
“We have a very good distribution of physicians throughout the commonwealth,” said John Collins, director of the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana, as reported by Central Penn Business Journal.
Those doctors who have yet to be certified are finishing up the continuing education requirement and review process.
“We cannot underestimate the role physicians have played in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana,” Levine said. “Our physician workgroup also has been helping to make sure this program remains medically focused and an important tool in our medical toolkit.”
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana registry is for both prospective patients and caregivers in the state.