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§ 10231.2003.1. Research initiative

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: June 30, 2021

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 64. Medical Marijuana Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 20. Academic Clinical Research Centers and Clinical Registrants (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 30, 2021
35 P.S. § 10231.2003.1
§ 10231.2003.1. Research initiative
(a) Authority.--An academic clinical research center, in coordination with its contracted clinical registrant, may conduct a research initiative on the antimicrobial effects of applying solvent-based extraction methods and processes to microbial contamination of immature medical marijuana plants, medical marijuana plants, medical marijuana or medical marijuana products.
(b) Procedure.--An academic clinical research center shall submit to the department for approval a completed written research protocol of the planned research initiative. The department shall grant approval or denial of the protocol within 15 days of its submissions. The following apply:
(1) The research initiative shall commence no later than 30 days from the date the department issues approval and shall be completed no later than six months from the start date of the research initiative.
(2) Research initiative findings shall be provided to the department by the academic clinical research center within 15 days of the research initiative's conclusion.
(3) An academic clinical research center and its contracted clinical registrant shall present research initiative findings to the advisory board and the board's research subcommittee for the board's review and consideration under sections 1201 and 1202.1 The board shall issue a written report, with recommendations and findings regarding the use of solvent-based extraction methods and processes on microbial contamination by a clinical registrant or grower/processor. The secretary may approve the board's recommendation in accordance with section 1202.
(4) Prior to implementing a recommendation of the board under paragraph (3), as approved by the secretary, a clinical registrant or grower/processor shall seek approval from the department for a change in its grower/processor extraction process. The department shall inspect the site and facility equipment. Upon approval, the department shall issue a notice of final approval to implement the process.


2016, April 17, P.L. 84, No. 16, § 2003.1, added 2021, June 30, P.L. 210, No. 44, § 7, imd. effective.


35 P.S. §§ 10231.1201 and 10231.1202.
35 P.S. § 10231.2003.1, PA ST 35 P.S. § 10231.2003.1
Current through Act 10 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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