The numbers were provided by the state department of health
*Numbers provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health*
- More than 116,000 Pennsylvanians have registered as patients, and 83,000 have already been issued their identification cards, allowing them to buy cannabis products from several dispensaries across the state.
- Nearly 1,000 physicians are now approved to certify patients to participate in the program, and more than 1,460 physicians have registered to be certified.
- The medical marijuana program has permitted 25 grower/processors, 12 of which are operational.
- It has issued 50 dispensaries, the maximum allowed under the law, and approved 45 locations to begin operations.
- State dispensaries have completed nearly 600,000 medical marijuana sales, amounting to $132 million in total sales.
- The state has collected over $2 million in tax revenue from growers and processors.
- That state has approved 21 medical conditions that qualify for prescription medical marijuana, including autism, cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and PTSD.
With the program’s first year under their belt, the Department of Health has already outlined their goals for 2019.
“Our goal for the next year and beyond is to increase the number of grower/processors and dispensaries operating, to register even more physicians and to continue the growth of our scientific, medically based program,” said Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said.
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