November 8th, 2016 – Just one week after Pennsylvania began accepting registrants for the medical marijuana program, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 3800 patients have signed up. Many skeptics have predicted a slow rollout, but if the first week of signups is any indication, Pennsylvania can expect tens of thousands of patients awaiting medical marijuana when it becomes available in early 2018.
The PA Department of Health has deemed Grower-Processors Cresco Yeltrah and Standard Farms as “operational”. This means they can begin growing marijuana. The race to be the first to market continues.
Getting physicians to sign up for the program is a crucial step in the program’s success. A little more than 100 physicians have signed up and taken the required 4 hour Continuing Medical Education (CME) class. Those physicians have been inundated with calls from new potential patients. Patients are urged to speak with their physicians and ask them to consider enrolling in the program.
To visit the registration page to sign up, click here.