PENNSYLVANIA: The Department of Health is publishing temporary regulations relating to dispensaries. The temporary regulations are published under the Medical Marijuana Act. Section 1107 of the act (35 P.S. § 10231.1107) specifically provides that, to facilitate the prompt implementation of the act, the Department may promulgate temporary regulations that are not subject to sections 201—205 of the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L. 769, No. 240) (45 P.S. §§ 1201—1205), known as the Commonwealth Documents Law, the Regulatory Review Act (71 P.S. §§ 745.1—745.14) and sections 204(b) and 301(10) of the Commonwealth Attorneys Act (71 P.S. §§ 732-204(b) and 732-301(10)).
To implement the Medical Marijuana Program, the Department will be periodically publishing temporary regulations regarding various sections of the act. The temporary regulations for dispensaries are effective upon publication and will expire on December 10, 2018.
Chapter 1161 pertains to dispensaries that will dispense medical marijuana to patients and caregivers in accordance with the act. The next set of temporary regulations that the Department anticipates publishing relate to laboratories, followed by temporary regulations relating to practitioners, caregivers and patients, and academic clinical research centers.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding the temporary regulations to John J. Collins, Office of Medical Marijuana, Department of Health, Room 628, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forester Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-4366, RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Persons with a disability who wish to submit comments, suggestions or objections regarding the temporary regulations may do so by using the previous contact information. Speech and/or hearing impaired persons may use V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT). Persons who require an alternative format of this document may contact John J. Collins so that necessary arrangements may be made.