PA Compassionate Use Act

PA Compassionate Use Act: SB3, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, sponsored by state senators, Daylin Leach and Mike Folmer was signed into law as Act 16 on April 17, 2016 by Governor Tom Wolf. The Department of Health, under Secretary of Health Karen Murphy's leadership, has been diligently working on drafting the temporary regulations that will allow for growers and processors to apply for and obtain licenses, Additionally, the DOH has assembled a physicians work group that will assist in the authoring regulations that apply to medical professionals and their patients. The DOH has also issued guidelines on the Safe Harbor provision, which was written into SB3 in an effort to protect caretakers from arrest while the program is being implemented. For questions, please feel free to email us or visit the Health Department's website to apply for safe harbor.