Pennsylvania Cannabis State Laws

The state of Pennsylvania is looking to fix a few wrong turns that happened during this latest voting season which involved medical marijuana.

Possession:

30 grams or less

  • Misdemeanor
  • 30 Days Incarceration
  • $500 fine

30 grams or more

  • Misdemeanor
  • 1-Year Incarceration
  • $5,000 fine

First possession conviction is eligible for conditional release. A subsequent conviction can lead to a doubled penalty.

Selling/Distribution:

30 grams or less for no remuneration

  • Misdemeanor
  • 30 Days
  • $500 fine

2 lbs to more than 1000 lbs

  • Felony
  • 1-10 Years Incarceration
  • $5,000 – $100,000 fine

Within 1000 ft of a school or within 250 ft of recreational playground punishable by 2-4 years in prison.

To a minor, or after a previous drug conviction, brings doubled penalties.

Growing/Cultivation:

Any Amount

  • Felony
  • 1-5 years Incarceration
  • $15,000 fine

Medical Marijuana:

Qualifying Conditions

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Intractable spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Terminal illness (defined as 12 months or fewer to live)

Patient Limits

30 day supply — only cannabis-infused polls, oils, topical ointments, tinctures or liquids are allowed.

Currently Pending:

Pennsylvania’s residents are looking to fix a current medical marijuana bill so that all patients experiencing a chronic illness would have access to medical cannabis.

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