Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine Wednesday announced physicians can now take the first steps to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program by completing the Practitioner Registry.
“Since April 2016, we’ve been working to implement a patient-focused Medical Marijuana Program for Pennsylvanians in desperate need of medication,” Dr. Levine said. “Many physicians treat these patients every day and understand the impact this medication could have on their treatment. Once these physicians register and complete the required continuing education, they can be approved to participate in the program.”
The department surveyed physicians and found that of the 191 that participated, 75 percent said they would register with the program.
Two continuing education providers have been approved to offer the four-hour training required for practitioners: The Answer Page Inc. and Extra Step Assurance LLC.For more information on the program, visit the Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program webpage.