ND Department of Health chooses medical marijuana manufacturers

Leslie Hanson
May 17, 2018

"Pennsylvania's premiere medical schools will be able to help shape the future of treatment for patients who are in desperate need not just here, but across the country", Wolf said in the release.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey as a Certified Academic Clinical Research Center to study medical marijuana, along with seven other universities in the state.

Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program was signed into law by Wolf in April 2016.

"The manufacturing facilities will be responsible for growing marijuana, drying the leaves and flowers, and converting marijuana into a medical marijuana product", said Jason Wahl, director of the Division of Medical Marijuana.

They say others states that have passed similar laws and state question feature several qualifying conditions that a patient must display before marijuana or medicinal cannabis can be prescribed. Those permits have not yet been awarded, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, so it's not yet certain when research will begin.

"By adding opioid-use disorder as an approved medical condition under the program", Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. Pennsylvania becomes only the second state, behind New Jersey, to make opioid addiction an eligible condition for medical marijuana.

The state noted that marijuana will not be the first treatment for opioid addiction.

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