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https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/Home:Advocate:Topics:Medical Marijuana<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/MedicalMarijuana.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Despite opposition from PAMED, on April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Senate Bill 3 – a bill legalizing medical marijuana. Gov. Wolf signed the bill into law on Sunday, April 17. PAMED prepared the following <em>Quick Consults</em> to answer physician and patient questions. </p><ul><li><strong>Quick Consult</strong>: <a href="/PAMED_Downloads/Quick%20Consult/MMJGeneralInfoQC.pdf">General Information Regarding Medical Marijuana</a></li><li><strong>Quick Consult</strong>: <a href="/PAMED_Downloads/Quick%20Consult/QCMMJSummary.pdf">Highlights of SB 3 - Medical Marijuana Legalization</a></li><li><strong>Quick Consult</strong>: <a href="/PAMED_Downloads/Quick%20Consult/QCMMJPhysicianInfo.pdf">Physician Information for Medical Marijuana</a> </li><li><strong>Quick Consult</strong>: <a href="/PAMED_Downloads/Quick%20Consult/MMJProcessQC.pdf">Upcoming Process for Medical Marijuana</a></li><li><strong>Quick Consult</strong>: <a href="/PAMED_Downloads/MMJSafeHarborQC.pdf">Safe Harbor Provision - Medical Marijuana</a></li><li><strong>Quick Consult</strong>: <a href="https://www.pamedsoc.org/PAMED_Downloads_NotPublic/Quick%20Consult/MMJTemporaryRegsPractitionersQC.pdf">Temporary Regulations for Physicians and Practitioners</a> <span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"></span><br></li></ul><p><em>The information contained in these documents is not intended to endorse the legislation or to be construed as legal advice and is for informational purposes only.</em></p><strong>More Resources</strong><br><br><a href="/about-pamed/news-room/MedicalMarijuanaAct">PAMED's official statement in response to passage of SB 3</a><br><br><a href="/PAMED_Downloads/SafeHarborLetter.pdf">Pennsylvania Department of Health July 2016 letter to physicians </a>regarding the Safe Harbor provision of the law.<br>

 

 

https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/MedMarijuana2018Pa.’s Medical Marijuana Program on Track for 2018 Implementation: An Update for Physicians<p>​Pa. Department of Health Acting Secretary Rachel Levine, MD, shared updates concerning the state’s Medical Marijuana Program in a December 2017 letter to physicians.</p><p></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/MedMarijuanaRegistryThe Practitioner Registry for Pa.’s Medical Marijuana Program: Here Are 5 Key Details <p>Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law mandates the creation of a practitioner registry for physicians who wish to participate in the Medical Marijuana Program and certify patients for medical marijuana eligibility. Here are 5 quick details on the registry and training requirements.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/PractitionerRegsDOH Issues Medical Marijuana Temporary Regulations for Physicians and Practitioners<p>​On June 3, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued temporary regulations for physicians and other practitioners wishing to participate in the commonwealth’s medical marijuana program. Get answers to FAQs on the regulations.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/MedMarijuanaCommentLetterPAMED Issues Comments on Proposed Temporary Medical Marijuana Regs for Physicians <p>In April 2017, the Pa. Department of Health released its proposal for temporary regulations for physicians who elect to participate in the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. PAMED reviewed the proposal and issued a comment letter with concerns and questions. Check out these key issues from the letter.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/MedMarijuanaPractitioner4 Things to Know about Pa.’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regs for Physicians <p>​Pennsylvania's Department of Health has issued a draft of its Medical Marijuana Program temporary regulations for physicians. Learn more about four noteworthy provisions of the proposal.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/Video MMJVideo: What Should Physicians Know About PA’s Medical Marijuana Law?<p>In the video series below, PAMED's Angela Boateng, JD, and Michael Siget, JD, MPA, discuss how this law impacts physicians and their patients as we move toward implementation of the state's medical marijuana law. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaEmployersWhat Is the Employer’s Role in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law?<p>​As Pennsylvania moves forward in implementing its Medical Marijuana Program, employers<span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">—</span>including physician practices and other health care organizations<span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">—</span>may wish to review their policies for employees.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/SafeHarborPhysiciansWhat Is a Physician’s Role in Safe Harbor Provision of PA’s Medical Marijuana Law?<p>​Pennsylvania Department of Health Sec. Karen Murphy sent a letter to Pennsylvania physicians regarding the Safe Harbor Provision of the commonwealth's medical marijuana law.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/medical-marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaPolicyPAMED Policy on Medical Marijuana<p>Here is the Pennsylvania Medical Society's official position on medical marijuana as stated in 95.995 of PAMED's Policy Compendium.</p>Media Professionals;#Legislators;#

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