Pennsylvania cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type‍

Pennsylvania Cannabis sales are regulated by the Department of Health. Cannabis is only permitted for qualifying patients in specific forms. Each patient’s prescription indicates which forms of cannabis are allowed to be purchased.Β 

MJ Freeway & Inventory

Pennsylvania currently uses the MJFreeway traceability platform. Patient sales and inventory actions must be recorded in the traceability system.Β 

Purchase Limits

In Pennsylvania, limits are set by prescription by a patient’s physician. Patients may purchase up to a 30 day supply in a single purchase. Patients are allowed to make an additional purchase when they have exhausted all but 7 day’s supply.

In Pennsylvania, product types are limited to the following forms:

  • Pill
  • Oil
  • Topical Forms
  • Tincture
  • Liquid
  • A form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization (including dry leaf or plant form)Β 


In Pennsylvania, taxes on cannabis are a gross receipts tax paid by the grower or processor, based on sales of medical marijuana to dispensaries.Β 


Pennsylvania does not permit the delivery of cannabis or cannabis products.




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