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The Facts!
The Law about Medical Marijuana in Pa.

PA Cannabis, is a local company that is applying for authorization to operate a dispensary under Pennsylvania’s newly passed Medical Marijuana Act. As you may know, about half of the states nationwide now make medical marijuana available through your doctor if you have a covered medical condition. The trend continues with more and more states passing similar laws. One of the most recent approvals is the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act, referred to also as Act 16.

In Pennsylvania, the General Assembly has stated its intentions and goals for this legislation, which are as follows:

  • To act on scientific evidence that medical marijuana is a potential therapy to “mitigate suffering”  and “enhance the quality of life  for some patients”;

  • To enact a law to enhance safety while research continues;

  • To make the latest treatments available to qualified patients and assure their safety;

  • To provide a safe and effective method of delivery of medical marijuana to patients;

  • To further high quality research into the effectiveness and utility of medical marijuana;



  1. Cancer;

  2. HIV;

  3. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis);

  4. Parkinson’s Disease;

  5. MS (multiple sclerosis);

  6. Spinal cord injury with intractable spasticity;

  7. Epilepsy;

  8. Inflammatory bowel disease;

  9. Neuropathies;

  10. Huntington’s Disease;

  11. Crohn’s Disease;

  12. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder;

  13. Intractable seizures;

  14. Glaucoma;

  15. Sickle Cell Anemia;

  16. Severe chronic or intractable neuropathic pain or severe chronic or intractable pain where conventional therapies and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective;

  17. Autism.

  18. Terminally ill - A medical prognosis of life expectancy of approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course.

In all of the above conditions, there is scientific and medical evidence of the efficacy of marijuana therapy. The truth is that the cannabis compound has been used since ancient times by countries throughout the world to treat a number of conditions, including generally for pain, glaucoma, cancer, neuropathic diseases, gout, and a wide variety of other conditions. Unfortunately, in the United States exaggerated claims took over the body politic around the middle of the twentieth century, and the use by physicians of these and other known medicinal therapies were discontinued.

Now, in the twenty-first century, there is rapidly growing evidence that confirms once again the validity of cannabis medical treatments. Studies and first-hand accounts confirm the effectiveness of cannabis therapy for pain control and other therapeutic uses indicated above. There are numerous personal accounts of patients who report effective and sometimes miraculous results through cannabis therapy.


The tide of public opinion turned even more dramatically toward approval after an influential investigation and a multi-series report on the subject by CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta in 2013. Dr. Gupta endorsed the use of medical marijuana after making an in-depth study of the medical marijuana facts known to date. He apologized to his viewers for mistakenly opposing the benefits of medical marijuana for many years in the past. He said that:

  • There was no evidence to support listing marijuana as a dangerous drug

  • Marijuana does not have a high potential for abuse;

  • Marijuana has very legitimate medical applications;

  • The people were systematically deceived with false information for nearly 70 years;

  • He apologized for his role in perpetuating the deception.

That widely shown investigative series by CNN and Dr. Gupta supported the rush of information erupting in recent decades regarding the truth behind medical cannabis. It had a big national impact and supported the trend toward legalization of medical marijuana.



The trend now appears to be heading toward universal agreement. Here are some of the indications of change and recognition of cannabis medical use:

  • Fast trend of legalization and decriminalization in many states

  • Federal government stops opposing state efforts to control medical marijuana.

  • Both conservative and liberal legislators are working together to pass these laws



  • You will first get approval from your physician;

  • You will be issued an identification card;

  • You will take the physician’s instructions and/or prescription to one of the 150 approved and sanctioned medical marijuana dispensaries.

  • The dispensary will fill the order according to strict laws and regulations;

  • You will receive the dosage and delivery methodology at that time.



  • An approved dispensary may operate up to three locations with the permit.

  • The dispensary is something similar to a pharmacy.

  • The dispensary must have a physician or a pharmacist onsite when it is open.

  • If multiple locations, the other sites must have a physician assistant or a certified registered nurse practitioner.

  • The physician assistant and nurse practitioner are specially trained and must complete a course of instruction.

  • The state to exert strict monitoring over dispensaries to prevent abuse.

  • It may sell medical devices and instruments for administering medical marijuana.

  • Just like pharmacies, we will help you to know how to use the medicine and explain other medical directives from the doctor.

  • We will assist you with any background information that you may request.

  • We’ll make sure that you understand the prescription from the doctor.

When PA Cannabis  is approved for Medical Marijuana dispensing, we will provide further videos and literature on the dispensing methods. We expect to develop a helpful and cordial line of communications with our customers. We will also extend our video series into interviews, group discussions and tv show if possible. We will also be able to show presentations and interviews with noted academic and scientific experts to explain the pharmacological dynamics of these natural chemicals interact to produce healing. We will always be happy to answer your questions or go the extra step to make sure that you understand every aspect of the process. The customer is our primary concern and is at the center of our mission statement. Good healthcare is a basic right of freedom in a free society. We look forward to assisting you in this endeavor for achieving excellence in health care modalities.

This was a public service announcement brought to you by PA Cannabis, an organization seeking a permit to act as a dispensary of medical marijuana under the Pennsylvania Act. If you would like to support our efforts, click here to sign our online petition in favor of our application. We thank you for your time in viewing this information and in supporting the effort to implement successfully the legal mandate of the Act.