On Sunday, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Per the Washington Times, the state may license up to 25 growers and processors, and as many as 50 dispensaries, which could each operate three locations. Dispensaries and growers cannot be located within 1,000 feet of a school or day care center, although the Department of Health may waive that requirement on a case-by-case basis. Growers, processors and dispensaries must meet local zoning laws and patients cannot legally grow their own marijuana.
In terms of regulation, the Department of Health will monitor the growth, transportation, possession, processing, testing and sale of medical marijuana, including maintaining a database of all patients approved to use it and all caregivers approved to assist in its use. Additionally, any grower, processor or dispensary must implement an electronic inventory tracking system that is connected to a Department of Health database that electronically tracks all medical marijuana on a daily basis.
The text of the amended bill is available here.