Medical marijuana in PA: How to get a job, and a prescription

Dispensing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is still a few months off.

The providers, patients and the state health department are getting ready for the sale of a medicine that promises pain relief.

Statewide, upwards of 6,000 patients, 100 physicians and 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program since the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry launched Nov. 1. Another 411 physicians have applied to become approved practitioners, according to the state Department of Health.

How to find jobs

Two local dispensaries and two local grow-process operations are proceeding with construction and renovations. Some have started hiring, but finding the job opportunities requires persistence. Jobs can be posted by the area of expertise and not under the heading of “medical marijuana.” Local job fairs have not been announced.

Firefly Dispensaries posted on its Facebook page that it is “hiring pharmacists, physicians, PA's/NP's, managers and bud tenders for all three locations” – Steelton, Carlisle...

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