Is Cannabis Legal in Pennsylvania?
Cannabis in Pennsylvania is only legal for medical use.
Date of Legalization
Pennsylvania legalized cannabis for medical use in 2016. On February 15, 2018, medical marijuana became available for patients at dispensaries across the commonwealth.
Within Pennsylvania’s medical use framework, patients may possess up to a 30 day supply of medical cannabis. Initially, the only types of medical cannabis allowed were pills, oils, gels, creams, ointments, tinctures, liquid, and non-whole plant forms for administration through vaporization. In May 2018, the health department issued revised regulations to allow whole-plant, flower cannabis. Under the rule change, patients are permitted to vaporize herbal cannabis, but are still prohibited under the law from smoking. Patients are not allowed to grow medical marijuana unless they have a grower/ processor permit. Possession by non-patients of 30 grams or less of cannabis flower or 8 grams or less of hashish is a misdemeanor punishable by 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.