4 updates on medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

Temporary regulations for the state's Medical Marijuana Program are expected next month.

To date, 23 states have moved forward and legalized marijuana for certain medical conditions while several others have legalized one ingredient in the marijuana plant.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Story Highlights

  • The state health department expects to hire a medical marijuana program director by July.
  • Full implementation of the program is expected in 18 to 24 months.

The Pennsylvania health department has been working on the state's forthcoming Medical Marijuana Program since the day after Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act into law, according to health department officials.

Dr. Karen Murphy, the state's health secretary, spoke Wednesday during the first of several monthly news events to discuss the program's progress. Below are four things to know.

What's the health department been up to?

The department is drafting temporary regulations for the state's Medical Marijuana...

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