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§ 10231.1902. Establishment of medical marijuana research program

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 19. Research Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 17, 2016
35 P.S. § 10231.1902
§ 10231.1902. Establishment of medical marijuana research program
(a) Program to be established.--The department shall establish and develop a research program to study the impact of medical marijuana on the treatment and symptom management of serious medical conditions. The program shall not include a clinical registrant or academic clinical research center under Chapter 20.1
(b) Department duties.--The department shall:
(1) Review all serious medical conditions which are cited by a practitioner upon the practitioner's certification that a patient be granted an identification card.
(2) Create a database of all serious medical conditions, including comorbidities, which are cited by practitioners in the certifications of patients. The database shall also include the form of medical marijuana certified to treat each serious medical condition.
(3) When the database contains 25 or more patients with the same serious medical condition, petition the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for approval to study the condition and the impact of medical marijuana on the condition.
(4) Concurrent with the request to the United States Food and Drug Administration and United States Drug Enforcement Administration, publicly announce the formation of a research study to which a vertically integrated health system and a university within this Commonwealth may submit a request to participate.
(5) Upon approval of a research study by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, select a vertically integrated health system or systems to conduct the research study and designate the form or forms of medical marijuana which will be used to treat the serious medical condition.
(6) Notify a patient who has been issued an identification card:
(i) that the patient has been selected to participate, at the patient's option, in a research study to study medical marijuana as a treatment; and
(ii) where the patient may secure medical marijuana through a health care medical marijuana organization at no cost to the patient in accordance with subsection (c).
(7) If the United States Food and Drug Administration and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration reject the proposal for the research study, take all reasonable steps to collect and collate data on the serious medical condition and the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for the serious medical condition and consider submitting an additional request to the United States Food and Drug Administration and United States Drug Enforcement Administration for a research study on the same condition.
(c) Costs.--The cost of the medical marijuana which is dispensed to patients in accordance with an approved research study shall be paid for by the fund.
(d) Geographic accessibility.--The department shall take into consideration the geographic location of the health care medical marijuana organization when assigning a patient to a health care medical marijuana organization. The department shall make an effort to assign a patient to a health care medical marijuana organization that is located within 50 miles of the patient's residence.
(e) Data.--Data collected by the health care medical marijuana organization shall be provided to the university participating in the research study for analysis.

Credits

2016, April 17, P.L. 84, No. 16, § 1902, effective in 30 days [May 17, 2016].

Footnotes

35 P.S. § 10231.2001 et seq.
35 P.S. § 10231.1902, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10231.1902
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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