Medical marijuana law still on track for on-time implementation, secretary says

Medical marijuana law still on track for on-time implementation, secretary says

Secretary of Health Karen Murphy and Medical Marijuana Program director John Collins addressed the media to provide an update on the implementation of the recently enacted medical marijuana legalization law and reported that implementation is still on schedule to be fully completed within 18 to 24 months of when the bill was signed earlier this April.

 

“We said 18 to 24 months from the date the law was signed, that’s the timeframe, and we’re on target,” Sec. Murphy told reporters during August’s monthly medical marijuana implementation update.

Thursday, August 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Department of Health selects medical marijuana program director

Department of Health selects medical marijuana program director

The Department of Health Sec. Karen Murphy announced Thursday morning the selection of John J. Collins as the director of the state’s new and expanding medical marijuana program.

Thursday, August 4, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
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PA working to swiftly implement temporary medical marijuana regulations

PA working to swiftly implement temporary medical marijuana regulations

Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy Wednesday announced her department has begun the implementation phase of setting up the legal use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Act 16 of 2016, the legislation legalizing medical marijuana, was signed into law just ten weeks ago and became effective just two weeks ago.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Path cleared for medical marijuana legalization to become law

Path cleared for medical marijuana legalization to become law

With the final vote in the House Wednesday coming in at 149 in favor and 46 opposed, legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is set to become law.

Before the final vote, legislative leaders commented on the journey that got the bill to where it is.

“It has been a long process, a lot of folks have worked very hard on it,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana). “Sen. Folmer started the process a number of years ago and deserves a lot of credit for moving Pennsylvania forward on this issue. We’ve had a lot of members in the House—Rep. Cox, Rep. Gainey, Rep. Regan—who have worked very hard as well as Chairman Marsico and Chairman Petrarca.”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Medical marijuana continues progress towards uncertain final form

Medical marijuana continues progress towards uncertain final form

Senate Bill 3, legislation moving toward the governor’s desk that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, continued its storied journey Monday by passing through the Senate Rules Committee with an amendment.

The move to amend the legislation by the Senate would lead the bill to go back to the House for that chamber’s sign-off should it pass that chamber in the currently amended form.

Monday, April 11, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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