Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program has reached a milestone: more than 100,000 patients have been certified in the commonwealth since medical marijuana was legalized in 2016. Certification means the patient has registered for the medical marijuana program, has had physician approval for use and they've obtained their medical marijuana card.
People with one of 21 conditions, including epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, can be approved to use medical marijuana. In February, Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Advisory Board recommended that anxiety and Tourette syndrome be added to the list.
But the final decision ultimately falls to Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.