How many people in Pennsylvania use medical marijuana for opioid addiction? The Wolf administration is taking Spotlight PA to court for trying to find out.
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Pennsylvania’s office of medical marijuana director says cannabis dispensaries are failing to pass along cost savings to patients.
Federal law stopped all private-sector companies from selling marijuana for medical research, but a York County-based business said it became the first in the country to bring a cannabis crop to market legally for scientific study.
Some Pennsylvania cannabis companies use misleading, inaccurate, or dangerous statements to promote marijuana for addiction treatment
New records reveal the cost of Pa.’s failure to clarify rules around addiction treatment and marijuana
For 17 months, medical marijuana users were wrongly denied access to some care and funding options because of the Wolf administration’s inaction.
The public could soon know for the first time how many patients use medical marijuana to treat opioid use disorder in Pennsylvania, one of the few states to specifically endorse that treatment option.
The state Department of Health said it was unable to “share specifics regarding patient use,” despite doing so in the past.
Pennsylvania approved opioid use disorder as a condition that qualifies a person for medical marijuana in 2018, but experts are still conflicted about its use as an addiction treatment.
Lawyers for the department had argued only the companies submitting the hundreds of pages of required documentation in the applications know what is proprietary or an issue of security.