HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State officials say Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program provided the drug nearly 600,000 times during its first year of sales.
The Wolf Administration said Friday that more than 83,000 people have purchased medical marijuana at the 45 dispensaries that are up and running.
Statewide medical marijuana sales totaled $132 million in the past year.
One year ago today we launched Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February 15, 2019
Since then, 83,000 Pennsylvanians have accessed medical marijuana 600,000 times. Proud to see our #MMJ program improving the lives of so many Pennsylvania families. https://t.co/h2UZX7sHM9
More than $2 million in state taxes were paid by grower-processors.
About 1,000 doctors are currently approved to certify patients for the program.
Pennsylvania's 2016 medical marijuana law permits its use for a list of conditions that include AIDS, autism, cancer, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.