PRINTER'S NO. 1701
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY FOLMER, LEACH, TEPLITZ, FERLO, FONTANA, FARNESE AND WILEY, JANUARY 15, 2014
REFERRED TO LAW AND JUSTICE, JANUARY 15, 2014
5Section 1. Short title.
8Section 2. Definitions.
12"Board." The Medical Cannabis Board.
13"Bona fide medical professional-patient relationship." A
14physician, registered nurse practitioner, dentist or
15psychiatrist who has completed a full assessment of the
16patient's medical history and current medical condition,
17including a personal examination.
18"Bureau." The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Control
2"Cannabidiol" or "CBD." A main cannabinoid present in the
3naturally growing populations and in the industrially cultivated
4varieties of Cannabis sativa L which is not psychoactive and has
5several pharmacological properties, including acting as a
6powerful anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and antioxidant
12"Caregiver." A person who is:
13(1) At least 18 years of age.
22(5) Is not the patient's physician.
3"Compassionate care center." A nonprofit facility where
4cannabis in any form, including dried cannabis flowers, cannabis
5concentrate and cannabis-infused products, may be stored and
6dispensed, under the supervision of a registered nurse, for
7medical use to registered patients or caregivers.
11"Debilitating medical condition." Any of the following:
12(1) Cancer or the treatment of cancer.
13(2) Glaucoma or the treatment of glaucoma.
23(i) Cachexia or wasting syndrome.
24(ii) Severe or chronic pain.
25(iii) Severe nausea.
1(vi) Intractable pain.
2(6) Any other medical condition or its treatment that is
3recognized by licensed medical authorities attending to a
4patient as being treatable with cannabis in a manner that is
5superior to treatment without cannabis.
9"Medical cannabis identification card." A document issued by
10the board that identifies a person as a patient or caregiver.
11The term includes a medical cannabis identification card or its
12equivalent issued by another state to permit the medical use of
13cannabis by a patient or to permit a person to assist with a
14patient's medical use of cannabis.
15"Medical professional." A physician, registered nurse
16practitioner, dentist, physician assistant, nurse midwife,
17psychiatrist or other professional who is licensed under the
18laws of this Commonwealth and is permitted to prescribe Schedule
19III medication under the Controlled Substance, Drug Device and
21"Medical use." The acquisition, possession, cultivation,
22manufacture, use, delivery, transfer or transportation of
23cannabis or paraphernalia relating to a patient's consumption or
24production of cannabis to alleviate the symptoms or effects of
25the patient's debilitating medical condition.
1chemistry or chemical engineering.
4"Physician." A person licensed to practice medicine and
5surgery under the act of December 20, 1985 (P.L.457, No.112),
6known as the Medical Practice Act of 1985. The term includes a
7person licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery
8under the act of October 5, 1978 (P.L.1109, No.261), known as
9the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act.
10"Physician assistant." A person licensed as a physician
11assistant under the act of October 5, 1978 (P.L.1109, No.261),
12known as the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act, or under the act
13of December 20, 1985 (P.L.457, No.112), known as the Medical
14Practice Act of 1985.
26"Written certification." A patient's medical records, or a
27statement signed by a medical professional licensed in
28accordance with the laws of this Commonwealth with whom the
29patient has a bona fide medical professional-patient
30relationship, stating that in a medical professional's opinion,
1after having completed a full assessment of the patient's
2medical history and current medical condition, the patient has a
3debilitating medical condition for which the potential benefits
4of the medical use of cannabis would most likely be superior to
5treatment without the medical use of cannabis.
6Section 3. Board and bureau.
14(b) Advisory council.--The board shall consult with an
15advisory council as necessary, and the council shall perform an
16oversight role for the board by performing tasks that include
17reviewing written certifications. The advisory council shall
18consist of the following members:
19(1) The Secretary of Health of the Commonwealth.
20(2) The Secretary of Agriculture of the Commonwealth.
23(4) The head of the bureau.
24(5) The chairman of the board.
25(6) The solicitor for the board.
26(7) A member of the Pennsylvania Medical Association.
29(9) A member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association.
30(10) A member of the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical
2(11) A member of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society.
3(c) Bureau of Consumer Relations.--The board shall establish
4the Bureau of Consumer Relations which shall be responsible for
5handling all consumer complaints and suggestions. The Bureau of
6Consumer Relations shall develop a systemwide program for
7investigating all complaints and suggestions and implementing
8improvements. The management of the Bureau of Consumer Relations
9shall be vested in a director who shall be assisted by other
10personnel as the board deems necessary.
11(d) Administrative code.--Except as otherwise provided by
12law, the board, bureau and other divisions created under this
13act shall be subject to the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177,
14No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, which apply
15generally to independent administrative boards and commissions.
16(1) The board, the members, the bureau and all employees
17of the board and bureau shall be subject to the act of July
1819, 1957 (P.L.1017, No.451), known as the State Adverse
19Interest Act and the act of October 4, 1978 (P.L.883,
20No.170), referred to as the Public Official and Employee
22(2) Membership on the board and employment or continued
23employment as an employee of the board, the bureau or another
24division shall be conditioned upon compliance with the
25provisions of the acts in paragraph (1). Acceptance or
26retention of employment shall be deemed as voluntary consent
27to submit to the financial reporting requirements of the
28Public Official and Employee Ethics Law as a condition of
29employment. Failure to timely comply with the requirements
30shall result in immediate termination of employment. The
3Section 4. Members of the board.
4(a) Appointment, terms and salaries.--
5(1) The board shall consist of three members appointed
6by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of two-
7thirds of all the members of the Senate. Not more than two of
8the members shall be from the same political party as the
10(2) Of the members first appointed after the effective
11date of this section, one member shall serve a term of three
12years, one member shall serve a term of four years and one
13member shall serve a term of five years. Subsequent terms
14shall be for four years, ending on the third Tuesday in May.
2(iv) Be not less than 21 years of age.
6(3) A board member must devote full time to the member's
7official duties. A board member may not hold an office or
8position if the duties of the office or position are
9incompatible with the member's board duties.
10(c) Chair of board.--
11(1) The Governor shall designate one of the board
12members as chair, and the chair shall serve at the pleasure
13of the Governor. When present, the chair shall preside at all
14meetings. In the chair's absence, a member designated by the
15chair shall preside.
19(d) Secretary of board.--The board may appoint a secretary
20to hold office at the board's pleasure. If appointed, the
21secretary shall have powers and shall perform duties not
22contrary to law as the board shall prescribe. The secretary
23shall receive compensation as the board determines with the
24approval of the Governor. The secretary shall have power and
25authority to designate one of the clerks appointed by the board
26to perform the duties of the secretary during the secretary's
27absence. The appointed clerk shall exercise the powers of the
28secretary of the board for the time designated.
29Section 5. Powers and duties.
30(a) General powers.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), the
1board shall have the following powers and duties:
7(3) To establish an application process for commercial
8medical cannabis farms, commercial medical cannabis
9manufacturers, compassionate care centers, medical cannabis
10identification cards and transportation licenses.
14(5) To issue medical cannabis identification cards.
27(11) To issue penalties and fines.
2(13) To appoint, fix the compensation of and define the
3powers and duties of managers, officers, inspectors,
4examiners, clerks and other employees as required for the
5operation of this act, subject to act of April 9, 1929
6(P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929
7and the act of August 5, 1941 (P.L.752, No.286), known as the
8Civil Service Act.
29(3) Sale of medical cannabis within this Commonwealth.
30(4) Distribution of medical cannabis within this
2(5) Qualifications for licenses, fees and duration.
5(7) Registration of brands.
6(8) Price changes for medicinal cannabis.
11(11) The labeling of medical cannabis.
17(14) Limitations in the public interest on a
18debilitating medical condition or treatment not specifically
19included in this act which may be recognized by licensed
20medical authorities as being treatable with cannabis in a
21manner that is superior to treatment without cannabis.
26(1) A member or employee of the board, immediate family
27member of a member or employee of the board, employee of the
28Commonwealth or employee of the bureau may not solicit or
29receive, directly or indirectly, a commission, remuneration
30or gift for personal use from a person having sold, selling
1or offering medical cannabis for sale.
2(2) A person who obtains financial gain as a result of
3violating a provision of this subsection, in addition to any
4other penalty provided by law, shall pay to the board a civil
5penalty equal to three times the financial gain resulting
6from the violation.
10(d) Investigative unit.--
11(1) The board shall establish an investigative unit that
12shall be responsible for implementing and monitoring
13compliance with the provisions of and regulations made under
14this act relating to medical cannabis and the medical
16(2) The duties of the investigative unit shall include:
24(iv) Handling applications for brand registration.
4(e) Legal opinions.--Upon written request by a licensee, the
5board or the board's counsel shall issue a legal opinion
6regarding subject matter relating to this act or a regulation
7promulgated under this act. The legal opinion shall be binding
8on the bureau.
9(f) Reports.--The board and bureau must report twice a year
10to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of
11the House of Representatives. The report shall provide
12information that includes the following:
19Section 6. Enforcement.
22(1) To initiate an investigation if reasonable grounds
23exist to believe medical cannabis is being sold on unlicensed
24premises. If the investigation produces evidence of the
25unlawful sale of medical cannabis or another violation of
26this act, the officer involved in the investigation shall
27institute criminal proceedings against the person believed to
28have been criminally liable.
3(i) Unlawful sale of medical cannabis.
4(ii) Unlawful importation of medical cannabis.
5(iii) Unlawful manufacture of medical cannabis.
6(iv) Unlawful transportation of medical cannabis.
7(v) Unlawful possession of medical cannabis.
8(vi) Unlawful growing of medical cannabis.
9(3) For uniformed law enforcement officers to arrest on
10view, except in private homes, or with a warrant a person
11whom the officer or investigator, while in the performance of
12assigned duties under this act and regulations promulgated
13under this act, observes to be in violation of any of the
19(iii) 18 Pa.C.S. § 4101 (relating to forgery).
5(ii) Medical cannabis equipment, materials,
6utensils, vehicles, boats, vessels or aircraft that have
7been seized shall be disposed of as provided in this act
8and in regulations promulgated under this act.
11(i) A violation of this act.
12(ii) A violation of a regulation of the board.
15(6) For uniformed law enforcement officers to arrest a
16person who engages in the following offenses when the
17offenses are committed against the investigator or a person
18accompanying and assisting the investigator while the
19investigator is performing assigned duties under this act and
20the regulations promulgated under this act:
21(i) 18 Pa.C.S. § 2701 (relating to simple assault).
28(v) 18 Pa.C.S. § 2709 (relating to harassment).
1(vii) 18 Pa.C.S. § 5501 (relating to riot).
5(8) To arrange for the administration of chemical tests
6of blood or urine to a person for the purpose of determining
7the tetrahydrocannabinol content of blood or the presence of
8a controlled substance by qualified personnel of a State or
9local police department or qualified personnel of a clinical
10laboratory licensed and approved by the Department of Health.
11(b) Confiscation.--Equipment or appurtenance actually used
12in the commission of the unlawful acts may be confiscated. The
13confiscation shall not divest or impair the rights or interest
14of a bona fide lien holder in the equipment or appurtenance.
15(c) Officer.--The Commissioner of Pennsylvania State Police
16shall assign Pennsylvania State Police officers to supervisory,
17training and other capacities in the bureau as the Commissioner
18deems necessary. All other personnel of the bureau shall be
19nonlaw enforcement personnel. Only law enforcement officers
20shall have the authority to make an arrest under this act.
21(d) Representation.--The Office of Chief Counsel for the
22Pennsylvania State Police shall represent the bureau in all
23enforcement proceedings brought before the office of
24administrative law judge or other adjudicatory body.
25(e) Nonlaw enforcement agent.--Nothing under this act shall
26be construed to change the status of a nonlaw enforcement
27personnel member who is an enforcement agent for the purposes of
28the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563, No.195), known as the Public
29Employe Relations Act or cause nonlaw enforcement agents to be
30considered policemen for the purposes of the act of June 24,
3(f) Information.--The Pennsylvania State Police shall
4provide the chairman and minority chairman of the Appropriations
5Committee of the Senate and the chairman and minority chairman
6of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives:
7(1) Other information as requested.
8(2) The following:
15Section 7. Office of administrative law judge.
19(b) Judges.--The Governor shall appoint from a list of
20qualified candidates submitted by the Civil Service Commission
21after appropriate examination under the act of August 5, 1941
22(P.L.752, No.286), known as the Civil Service Act, as many
23administrative law judges as the board, with the approval of the
24Governor, deems necessary for the holding of hearings required
25or permitted under this act. The Governor shall designate one of
26the civil service appointees as the chief administrative law
1(d) Qualifications.--An administrative law judge appointed
2under this section shall be an attorney in good standing before
3the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the law and shall be a member
4in good standing of the bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
7(f) Limitations.--An administrative law judge shall devote
8full time to the judge's official duties and may not perform a
9duty inconsistent with the judge's duties and responsibilities
10as administrative law judge.
14(h) Hearings.--The board shall employ a complement of five
15administrative law judges who have been appointed by the
16Governor. An appointed judge who has been selected by the board
17shall conduct a licensing hearing as required by this act.
18(i) Construction.--Nothing in this section or this act shall
19be construed or intended to change the terms and conditions of
20employment of the five hearing examiners selected by the board
21under subsection (h).
22Section 8. Medical use permitted.
23(a) Freedom from arrest, prosecution or penalty.--
24(1) A patient who possesses a valid medical cannabis
25identification card shall not be subject to detrimental
26action including arrest, prosecution, penalty, denial of a
27right or privilege, civil penalty or disciplinary action by a
28professional licensing board for the medical use of cannabis.
29Law enforcement personnel may not unreasonably detain,
30question or arrest or repeatedly detain, question or arrest a
1patient with a valid medical cannabis identification card.
2(2) There shall exist a rebuttable presumption that a
3patient is engaged in the medical use of cannabis if the
4patient possesses a valid medical cannabis identification
5card. The presumption may be rebutted by evidence that
6conduct related to cannabis was not for the purpose of
7alleviating the symptoms or effects of a patient's
8debilitating medical condition.
9(3) A patient may assert the medical use of cannabis as
10an affirmative defense to a prosecution involving cannabis
11unless the patient was in violation of this section when the
12events giving rise to the prosecution occurred. The defense
13shall be presumed valid if the evidence shows both of the
16(A) the patient's medical records and current
17medical condition made in the course of a bona fide
18medical professional-patient relationship indicate
19the potential benefits of the medical use of cannabis
20would likely outweigh the health risks for the
22(B) a medical professional stated that in the
23medical professional's opinion, after completing a
24full assessment of the patient's medical history and
25current medical condition, the potential benefits of
26the medical use of cannabis would likely outweigh the
27health risks for the patient; and
2(4) Possession of or application for a medical cannabis
3identification card may not alone constitute probable cause
4to search a person, the property of the person possessing or
5applying for the medical cannabis identification card or
6otherwise subject the person or his property to inspection by
7a governmental agency.
15(1) The patient's medical professional has explained to
16the patient and the patient's custodial parent, guardian or
17person having legal custody the potential risks and benefits
18of the medical use of cannabis.
21(i) Allow the patient's medical use of cannabis.
22(ii) Serve as the patient's caregiver.
25(c) Immunity of caregiver.--
26(1) A caregiver who has possession of a valid medical
27cannabis identification card shall not be subject to
28detrimental action including arrest, prosecution, penalty,
29denial of a right or privilege, civil penalty or disciplinary
30action by a professional licensing board for assisting a
1patient to whom the caregiver is connected through the
2board's registration process with the medical use of
3cannabis. Law enforcement personnel may not unreasonably
4detain, question or arrest or repeatedly detain, question or
5arrest a caregiver for assisting the patient.
6(2) There shall exist a rebuttable presumption that a
7caregiver is engaged in the medical use of cannabis if the
8caregiver possesses a valid medical cannabis identification
9card. The presumption may be rebutted by evidence that
10conduct related to cannabis was not for the purpose of
11alleviating the symptoms or effects of a patient's
12debilitating medical condition.
13(3) A caregiver may assert the medical use of cannabis
14as an affirmative defense to a prosecution involving cannabis
15unless the caregiver was in violation of this section when
16the events giving rise to the prosecution occurred. The
17defense shall be presumed valid if the evidence shows either
18of the following at the time of the events giving rise to the
20(i) The patient's medical records and current
21medical condition made in the course of a bona fide
22medical professional-patient relationship indicate the
23potential benefits of the medical use of cannabis would
24likely outweigh the health risks for the patient.
25(ii) A medical professional stated that in the
26medical professional's opinion, after completing a full
27assessment of the patient's medical history and current
28medical condition, the potential benefits of the medical
29use of cannabis would likely outweigh the health risks
30for the patient.
1(4) Possession of or application for a medical cannabis
2identification card shall not alone constitute probable cause
3to search a person, property of a person possessing or
4applying for the medical cannabis identification card or
5otherwise subject the person or the person's property to
6inspection by a governmental agency.
7(5) Law enforcement officials may not destroy, damage or
8alter a patient's supply of medical cannabis which is in the
9possession of the caregiver if the caregiver is in possession
10of a medical cannabis identification card.
11(d) Immunity of a medical professional.--A physician,
12psychiatrist, registered nurse practitioner or dentist shall not
13be subject to detrimental action including arrest, prosecution,
14penalty, denial of a right or privilege, civil penalty or
15disciplinary action by the State Board of Medicine for providing
16written certification for the medical use of cannabis to a
17patient in accordance with this act.
18(e) Personal proximity.--A person shall not be subject to
19arrest or prosecution for constructive possession, conspiracy or
20another offense for being in the presence or vicinity of the
21medical use of cannabis as permitted under this act.
22(f) Restriction.--An individual who has been sentenced for a
23violation of 75 Pa.C.S. § 3550 (relating to pedestrians under
24influence of alcohol or controlled substance) or 3802 (relating
25to driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled
26substance) shall not be disqualified from obtaining or
27possessing a valid medical cannabis identification card on the
28basis of the offense.
29Section 9. Medical cannabis identification card.
30(a) Registry.--The board shall establish a registry and
4(1) Written certification that the person is a patient.
8(3) The name, address and date of birth of the patient.
13(b) Issuance to qualified patient.--Before issuing a medical
14cannabis identification card, the board shall verify the
15information contained in the application or renewal form
16submitted under this section. The board shall approve or deny an
17application or renewal in accordance with the following:
4(c) Issuance to caregiver.--The board shall issue a medical
5cannabis identification card to the caregiver named in a
6patient's approved application if the caregiver signs a
7statement agreeing to provide cannabis only to the patient who
8has named him or her as caregiver.
11(1) The name, address and date of birth of the patient.
16(4) Photo identification of the cardholder.
19(e) Changes in listed information.--A patient who has been
20issued a medical cannabis identification card must notify the
21board of a change in the patient's name, address, medical
22professional, caregiver or change in status of the patient's
23debilitating medical condition no later than ten days from
24change or the medical cannabis identification card shall be
25deemed null and void.
26(f) Right-to-Know Law.--The board shall maintain a
27confidential list of each person who has been issued a medical
28cannabis identification card. Individual names and other
29identifying information on the list shall be confidential and
30shall not be considered a public record under the act of
5(2) Authorized employees of board or bureau, only as
6necessary to verify that a person who is engaged in the
7suspected or alleged medical use of cannabis is lawfully in
8possession of a medical cannabis identification card.
9Section 10. Compassionate care center.
13(b) Processing or distribution.--A compassionate care center
14shall maintain records of all cannabis the center processes or
15distributes for medical treatment and shall make the records
16available for inspection by the board.
21(d) Professional setting.--A compassionate care center must
22be similar in appearance and function as a doctor's office that
23dispenses pharmaceuticals. The appearance and function must
24conform with regulations promulgated by the board. No medical
25cannabis products shall be visible from the exterior or the
26entryway of the compassionate care center.
30(f) Background check.--
1(1) The board shall require a prospective licensee to
2submit with the application, under 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91
3(relating to criminal history record information), a report
4of criminal history record information from the Pennsylvania
5State Police or a statement from the Pennsylvania State
6Police that the State Police central repository contains no
7information relating to the prospective licensee.
10(3) A violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug,
11Device and Cosmetic Act or 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to crimes and
12offenses) relating to marijuana or cannabis may not
13negatively impact the board's decision regarding the approval
14of an applicant.
15Section 11. Commercial medical cannabis farm.
16(a) License.--The board shall license a farmer to own a
17commercial medical cannabis farm for the purpose of supplying to
18licensed commercial medical cannabis manufacturers and
19compassionate care centers.
20(b) Growing and cultivating cannabis for medical
21treatment.--A commercial medical cannabis farmer must have a
22contract with a compassionate care center and a commercial
23medical cannabis manufacturer to supply medical cannabis.
24(c) Records.--A commercial medical cannabis farmer must keep
25detailed records of the medical cannabis the farmer sells to
26compassionate care centers and shall make the records available
27for inspection by the board.
5(f) Background check.--
6(1) The board shall require a prospective licensee to
7submit with the application, under 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91
8(relating to criminal history record information), a report
9of criminal history record information from the Pennsylvania
10State Police or a statement from the Pennsylvania State
11Police that the State Police central repository contains no
12information relating to the prospective licensee.
15(3) A violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug,
16Device and Cosmetic Act or 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to crimes and
17offenses) relating to marijuana or cannabis may not
18negatively impact the board's decision regarding the approval
19of an applicant.
23Section 12. Commercial medical cannabis manufacturer.
24(a) License.--The board shall license an organic chemist to
25own a commercial medical cannabis manufacturing facility for the
26purpose of supplying a compassionate care center with useable
27medical cannabis concentrate.
1(c) Report.--Each month, a commercial medical cannabis
2manufacturer shall submit to the board a report which details
3the amount and what types of cannabis the manufacturer has
4distributed during the past month.
8(e) Background check.--
9(1) The board shall require a prospective licensee to
10submit with the application, under 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91
11(relating to criminal history record information), a report
12of criminal history record information from the Pennsylvania
13State Police or a statement from the Pennsylvania State
14Police that the State Police central repository contains no
15information relating to the prospective licensee.
18(3) A violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug,
19Device and Cosmetic Act or 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to crimes and
20offenses) relating to marijuana or cannabis may not
21negatively impact the board's decision regarding the approval
22of an applicant.
23Section 13. Commercial medical cannabis transporter.
7(c) Report.--Each month, a commercial medical cannabis
8transporter shall submit to the board a report which details the
9amount and what types of cannabis the transporter has
10transported during the past month.
14(e) Background check.--
15(1) The board shall require a prospective licensee to
16submit with the application, under 18 Pa.C.S. Ch. 91
17(relating to criminal history record information), a report
18of criminal history record information from the Pennsylvania
19State Police or a statement from the Pennsylvania State
20Police that the State Police central repository contains no
21information relating to the prospective licensee.
24(3) A violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug,
25Device and Cosmetic Act or 18 Pa.C.S. (relating to crimes and
26offenses) relating to marijuana or cannabis may not
27negatively impact the board's decision regarding the approval
28of an applicant.
29Section 14. Variety allowed, extraction method and inspection.
30(a) General rule.--There shall be no restriction on specific
3(b) Extraction method.--A food-grade, ethanol-based formula
4method and water methods shall be the only acceptable methods of
5cannabis extraction in this Commonwealth, unless another method
6is deemed safer and approved by the board.
7(c) Inspection.--The board shall conduct monthly inspections
8of commercial medical cannabis farms, commercial medical
9cannabis manufacturers and compassionate care centers to ensure
10compliance with this act. If a facility is not in compliance
11with this act, the facility owners shall be fined as determined
12by the board. A fine may not exceed $5,000.
13Section 15. Operation of motor vehicles.
17(1) A vehicle.
18(2) An aircraft.
19(3) A motorboat.
20(4) Heavy machinery
26(1) A school bus or other form of public transportation.
27(2) On school grounds.
28(3) In a correctional facility.
29(4) At a public park or beach.
30(5) At a recreation center.
7Section 16. Misrepresentation prohibited.
11Section 17. Funding.
12(a) Board.--For fiscal year 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the
13Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board shall transfer $3,000,000 to
14the board. The board shall promulgate regulations on the
15spending and accounting method to be used by the board.
19(c) Other funding.--The board may accept, from a
20governmental department or agency, public or private body or
21another source, a grant or contribution to be used to effectuate
22the purposes of this act.
23Section 18. Reports by board.
30(i) The number of applications for medical cannabis
2(ii) The number of patients and caregivers approved.
9Section 19. Health insurance.
10Nothing in this act shall be construed to require a State
11government medical assistance program or private health insurer
12to reimburse a person for costs associated with the medical use
13of cannabis or an employer to accommodate the medical use of
14cannabis in a workplace.
15Section 20. Sovereign immunity.
19Section 21. Duty of the Pennsylvania State Police.
20The Pennsylvania State Police shall advise the board, bureau
21and caregivers on effective security measures for the possession
22and transportation of medical cannabis and shall inspect sites
24Section 22. Repeals.
25The following shall apply:
30(2) All acts and parts of acts are repealed insofar as
1they are inconsistent with this act.
2Section 23. Effective date.
3This act shall take effect in 90 days.