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§ 10231.102. Declaration of policy

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: May 17, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 64. Medical Marijuana Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions
Effective: May 17, 2016
35 P.S. § 10231.102
§ 10231.102. Declaration of policy
The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
(1) Scientific evidence suggests that medical marijuana is one potential therapy that may mitigate suffering in some patients and also enhance quality of life.
(2) The Commonwealth is committed to patient safety. Carefully regulating the program which allows access to medical marijuana will enhance patient safety while research into its effectiveness continues.
(3) It is the intent of the General Assembly to:
(i) Provide a program of access to medical marijuana which balances the need of patients to have access to the latest treatments with the need to promote patient safety.
(ii) Provide a safe and effective method of delivery of medical marijuana to patients.
(iii) Promote high quality research into the effectiveness and utility of medical marijuana.
(4) It is the further intention of the General Assembly that any Commonwealth-based program to provide access to medical marijuana serve as a temporary measure, pending Federal approval of and access to medical marijuana through traditional medical and pharmaceutical avenues.


2016, April 17, P.L. 84, No. 16, § 102, effective in 30 days [May 17, 2016].
35 P.S. § 10231.102, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10231.102
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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