Medical marijuana sales about to begin in Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 15, 2018 3:31 AM

Photographs of marijuana plants are on the wall during an open house and media availability for the opening of CY+ Medical marijuana Dispensary, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 in Butler, Pa.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Harrisburg) -- A Pennsylvania patient is about to make the state's first legal purchase of medical marijuana, but it's unclear what it'll cost.

Cresco Yeltrah dispensary plans to begin serving patients in Butler today, with others soon to follow.

Only those enrolled as patients or caregivers are allowed inside dispensaries.

Prices haven't been made public.

Dispensaries are expected to start sales tomorrow in Enola, Cumberland County, Pittsburgh, and Bethlehem as well as on Saturday in Sellersville and Devon.

Pennsylvania law restricts the drug to certain types of products, so it won't be available in edible or smokable form.

The program is open to patients with one of 17 qualifying medical conditions.

They include AIDS, autism, cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and Crohn's disease.

Pennsylvania is the 27th state to start medical marijuana sales.

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