Department of Health launches practitioner registry for medical marijuana program

Physicians interested in participating in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program can now register as practitioners, the Department of Health announced Tuesday.

In addition, the health department has approved two continuing education providers to offer the four-hour training required for practitioners. They are The Answer Page Inc. and Extra Step Assurance LLC.

Since medical marijuana was legalized in April 2016, the health department has been working to implement a “patient-focused” program for those “in desperate need of medication,” Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General Rachel Levine said.

“Many physicians treat these patients every day and understand the impact this medication could have on their treatment,” she said. “Once these physicians register and complete the required continuing education, they can be approved to participate in the program.”

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