Pennsylvania will gain about $7.9 million from marijuana permit applicants this year.
Sean Heisey, York Daily Record

Almost two years after medical marijuana was legalized in Pennsylvania, the first dispensaries will begin sales this week in the commonwealth.

In a statement Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf said, “Pennsylvanians have been waiting years for this moment.

“Medical marijuana is legal, safe and now available to Pennsylvanians suffering from 17 serious medical conditions.


Auditor General Eugene Depasquale talks about his proposal to legalize recreational marijuana as a tax revenue source for Pennsylvania.

“In less than two years, we have developed a regulatory infrastructure, approved physicians as practitioners, certified patients to participate and launched a new industry to help thousands find relief from their debilitating symptoms.”

More: How to register as a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania

Extra: Pa. medical marijuana: Lawmakers urge feds to remove pot from controlled substances list

The primary dispensary to open is in Butler. Different dispensaries are opening this week in Bethlehem, Pittsburgh, Enola, Sellersville and Devon. 

Extra details about the  commonwealth’s medical marijuana program may be discovered at

Extra: Updated list: Here are doctors who will be able to prescribe medical marijuana in Pa.

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