In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana program to allow sale of flower to treat opioid addiction

The Wolf administration announced that patients would be able to obtain medical marijuana from the state’s program in dry leaf or flower by this summer. Previously, state law prevented dispensaries from selling marijuana meant for smoking. In addition, four medical conditions were added to the list of those qualified to use medical marijuana: cancer remission therapy, opioid-addiction therapy, and neurodegenerative and spastic movement disorders. These conditions follow AIDS, autism, cancer, epilepsy, PTSD, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, and others on the list.

Opioid addiction has taken over much of the United States. Pennsylvania is taking a step in the right direction by allowing medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction.


Scolforo, Mark. “Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program to Allow Sale of Flower.” The Cannabist, The Cannabist, 16 Apr. 2018,