The law on medical marijuana in Pennsylvania: Funds with health benefits


After the entry of twenty-three states, the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolfe made history April 17, signed a law on medical marijuana (SB3). Two days later he came to the King of Prussia to abandon the bilateral party legislation before the "fun" in droves, saying: "It's about helping people in life, helping people to be better, faster, feel better and it's just so useful. thing. "

And he may be right, as our law covers conditions such as:

  • Crohn's disease
  • cancer
  • epilepsy
  • glaucoma
  • HIV
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The law will come into force next month, but it may take 18 to 24 months to set all the rules and start to sellers selling us medical marijuana. However, standards have already been installed to monitor plants that doctors receive a certificate and license manufacturers, clinics and physicians. It was also decided: it will be available only in the form of tablets, oil, steam, ointment, or liquid form. Smoking is not permitted and is growing.

All this for a long time …

Our settlers from Zheymstauna marijuana actually brought to our shores back in 1611 when they founded here the first permanent English settlement. Prior to the 1890s. He & # 39; are various medications and freely sold in pharmacies. Then in the 1920s, Mexican immigrants have acquainted us with recreational use, and the rest, as they say – is history.

Fast forward to 2016, and:

  • Medical marijuana is legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania is the latest.
  • Currently, the legalization of medical marijuana is in Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Marijuana is legal for adults and medical purposes in 4 states: Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and DC, but it is accompanied by strict limitations.

Meanwhile, it is one hevaulin who earns money, it is not surprising that the state budget can not resist the lure. The figures speak for themselves. Back in 2014 the use of adult was 373.8 million dollars; Add the total of & # 39; the amount of medical marijuana sales and the figure comes to large $ 4.6 billion!

In addition, by 2020 it is predicted that adult sales will be 12.1 billion dollars, and medical sales – $ 10.7 billion, accounting for 22.8 billion dollars. Talk about filling the coffers!

Thus, now the PA has addressed about the trough. Indeed, although our law completely new businessmen from marijuana are already lining up. Says Doug Porter of the Institute for car & # 39; EASURES cannabis: "This is the easiest time to onset of marijuana." Indeed, people know exactly what is about 245 thousand patients immediately sign up and sell quickly to reach 100 million dollars.

Adds Michael Bronstein, co-founder of the American trade association of cannabis and hemp in Philadelphia, "Pennsylvania could become one of those states where there is reliable suras & # 39; oznaya market.".

The only inequality in the road marked with so far:

  1. It is not enough to register the documents, because they first have to take a course online certification, and then take part in the program.
  2. Along with the ban on smoking and growing, and edible flowers are not allowed.

With time constraints can easily alleviate. After all, just look at what has already happened in places such as California. It all started there with the legalization of medicinal use pot, and now celebrities create their own names on the marijuana market. For example, while Snoop Dogg hawks "SPASABLIVAE C chord," Melissa Eterizh offers wine, filled with marijuana – a double robber, if he had been.

At the same time, Willie Nelsan collaborates with private equity investors, to put on the market its "Willy reserve", and, not to be left without a boom, Uupi Goldberg and partner Maya Elizabeth offer women balsam, tincture, sipping chocolate and bath salt . Indeed.

All in favor raise your hands and say, "Yes."

However, one caveat: in 2014 the US drug rehabilitation industry brought $ 35 billion a year, with more than 14,000 centers across the country that treat about 2.5 million patients and count …