Act 16 of 2016, the Medical Marijuana Act, establishes a program for the use of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania by patients with serious medical conditions. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issues permits to approved medical cannabis growers/processors and dispensaries.

Pennsylvania is the fifth-largest state in the country, home to nearly 13 million people. Considering the state’s extensive list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis products – including chronic pain – the patient base could reach 100,000-200,000 once the market matures.

According to Marijuana Business Factbook 2018, the Pennsylvania medical cannabis market reached $50 million-$80 million in sales in 2018. A new analysis from Marijuana Business Daily estimates that Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis market will quickly become one of the largest in the country.

Pennsylvania Market Key Features:

  • A total of 50 dispensary licenses were issued, 43 of which are already in operation.
  • Once all Phase II dispensaries are operational, there will be a total of 79 dispensaries.
  • A total of 25 grower/processor licenses were issued, 12 of which are operational.
  • Roughly 98,000 patients have been registered and 66,000 people have received their marijuana cards.

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