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Learn more about marijuana in Pennsylvania


Is Marijuana Legal in Pennsylvania?

When Did Marijuana Become Legal in Pennsylvania?

Where Are Dispensaries Located in Pennsylvania?

Are they Medical, Recreational, or Both?

Where Can Marijuana Be Consumed in Pennsylvania?

How Do I Get a Job in the Pennsylvania Marijuana Industry?

Is Drug Testing for Marijuana Legal in Pennsylvania?

Is the Delivery of Marijuana Legal in Pennsylvania?

How Can I Pay for Marijuana in Pennsylvania Dispensaries?


In an effort to assess need and tailor access, lawmakers in Pennsylvania have chosen to issue licenses to dispensaries or producers in separate phases. In order to address cardholder need across the state, Pennsylvania has adopted a six-district system.

In the first phase, each of the six districts will be granted two producer licenses. Dispensary licenses will be issued based on current estimates of cardholder need, with a total of 27 being issued initially. No more than 150 dispensaries are allowed under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act.

  • The Southeast Region includes: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lancaster, Delaware and Berks county. It will be granted a total of 10 dispensary licenses.
  • The Northeastern region includes: Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, and Northampton. This region is granted four licenses.
  • The Southcentral Region includes: Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, and York counties. This region will be similarly issued four licenses.
  • The Northcentral Region includes: Centre and Lycoming counties. This region will be issued a total of two licenses.
  • The Southwest Region includes: Allegheny, Butler, Washington, and Westmoreland. The area will receive five licenses in total.
  • In the Northwest Region, Erie and McKean counties receive one dispensary license each.

Each license allows for up to three dispensary locations to be established. For instance, the southeast region may have only ten licenses, but this could translate to as many as 30 dispensaries.

Pennsylvania lawmakers were able to implement the medical cannabis law in February of 2018, allowing cardholders to access cannabis early into 2018. Many individuals - whether dispensaries, producers, cardholders, and caregivers - still need to receive the necessary registration or license, yet heavy delays ensued.

Purchase and Possession Limits

Growing Marijuana at Home

Marijuana and Driving

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Pennsylvania Dispensaries

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