Market – Pennsylvania 2017-10-24T15:22:05+00:00

PENNSYLVANIA SEED TO SALE TRACEABILITY

KNOWLEDGE CENTER

Created to provide helpful information about the Pennsylvania Cannabis Industry.

 

 

CANNABIS LICENSE INFO

Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates!

 

Grower (also commonly referred to as Producers or Cultivators) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor.

Processors – Processors take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Dispensaries.

How many Medical Marijuana licenses are being awarded in Pennsylvania?

  • Region 1 (Southeast) – 2 Grower/Processor permits
  • Region 2 (Northeast – 2 Grower/Processor permits
  • Region 3 (Southcentral) – 2 Grower/Processor permits
  • Region 4 (Northcentral) – 2 Grower/Processor permits
  • Region 5 (Southwest) – 2 Grower/Processor permits
  • Region 6 (Northwest) 2 Grower/Processor permits

What does a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana License entail?

Grower/Processor Permit Applications:

Initial Application Fee: $10,000

Initial Permit Fee: $200,000

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Cultivation Facility?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation efforts and inventory.  Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Processing or Manufacturing Facility?

Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor processing and manufacturing efforts, which is especially important in this part of the supply chain due to conversions into multiple byproducts and higher amounts of waste.  Our processing seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive conversion tracking focused on compliant data points.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

 

What forms of Medical Marijuana are allowed?

The following forms have been approved for medical marijuana:

  • Pill
  • Oil
  • Topical forms, including gel, creams or ointments
  • A form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization, excluding dry leaf or plant form
  • Tincture
  • Liquid

Laboratories test cannabis for concentration and contaminants. Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo quality assurance testing.

Final Laboratory regulations are to be determined. A laboratory wishing to identify, collect, handle and conduct tests on cannabis can visit Health.PA.gov for more information.
Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.
  • Region 1 (Southeast) – 10 Dispensary permits
  • Region 2 (Northeast – 4 Dispensary permits
  • Region 3 (Southcentral) – 4 Dispensary permits
  • Region 4 (Northcentral) – 2 Dispensary permits
  • Region 5 (Southwest) – 5 Dispensary permits
  • Region 6 (Northwest) 2 Dispensary permits

Grower/Processor Permit Applications:

Dispensary Permit Applications:

Initial Application Fee: $5,000

Initial Permit Fee: $30,000 per dispensary location identified in the application, up to $90,000

What kind of point-of-sale do I need to operate a Dispensary?

Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points.  If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrackTHC has you covered.  Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.

Caregivers grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.

Current Estimated Patient Counts: 191,000

How can I get a Medical Marijuana prescription to treat my condition?

  1. Discuss Medical Marijuana with your doctor
  2. Get a recommendation from your doctor stating Medical Marijuana is right for you
  3. Apply to the Department of Health (Linked) for a Medical Marijuana card
  4. Visit a Dispensary in Pennsylvania to obtain Medical Marijuana

Does my medical condition qualify for a Medical Marijuana recommendation in Pennsylvania?

Here’s a list of qualifying conditions defined by Pennsylvania law:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s syndrome
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
  • Sickle cell anemia

What forms of Medical Marijuana are allowed in Pennsylvania?

The following forms have been approved for medical marijuana:

  • Pill
  • Oil
  • Topical forms, including gel, creams or ointments
  • A form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization, excluding dry leaf or plant form
  • Tincture
  • Liquid

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released Temporary Regulations for Physicians and Practitioners regarding medical cannabis. Key points to note:

  • All physicians must attend a 4-hour training session regarding the legal use of medical cannabis.
  • Physicians may not accept, solicit or offer any form of remuneration from or to any individual or medical marijuana organization (such as a grower/processor or dispensary) to certify a patient’s use of medical marijuana;
  • Physicians may not hold a direct or economic interest in a medical marijuana organization in Pennsylvania;
  • Physicians may not advertise their services as a physician who is registered to certify a patient to receive medical marijuana; and
  • A physician may not issue a certification for the physician’s own use of medical marijuana or for the use of medical marijuana by a family or household member.

Pennsylvania Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info

Part D of Pennsylvania Dispensary License Application (pulled directly from the PA license application)

Plan of Operation

A plan of operations is required for all dispensary permit applications.  The plan of operation must include a timetable outlining the steps the applicant will take to become operational within six months from the date of issuance of a permit.  The plan of operation must also describe how the applicant’s proposed business operations will comply with statutory and regulatory requirements necessary for the continued operation of the facility.

Plan of Operations
What must be covered in a plan of operation?

Applicants must identify how they will comply with relevant laws and regulations regarding:

For the latest cannabis-related legislative updates on Pennsylvania, check out our Cannabis Bill Tracker!

Download the application and the full list of requirements here

For the latest cannabis-related legislative updates on Pennsylvania, check out our Cannabis Bill Tracker!

 

 

WHY BIOTRACKTHC?

BiotrackTHC Iconography_cultivaton

CULTIVATION OPERATIONS

Closely monitor thousands of plants in our easy-to-use cultivation grid, while logging strain notes to monitor genealogy and ongoing clone potency, optimize your future yields and watering/nutrient cycles; all while easily staying compliant.

BiotrackTHC Iconography_processing

PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING

Convert multiple barcodes and any variation of product conversions you please. Easily stay compliant while managing your inventory down to the exact milligram.

BiotrackTHC Iconography_dispensaryBiotrackTHC Iconography$

DISPENSARY POINT-OF-SALE

Monitor thousands of products through a single interface. Automatically keep track of expiration dates, product recalls, and test results, keeping you safe from legal complications.

COMPLIANCE KEY FEATURES

 Compliance is in our minds through all facets of our Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Tracking

  • Custom Compliance-Focused Reporting

  • Track Waste, Destruction and Account for Conversion and Moisture Losses

  • Transport Manifests With All Necessary Information

  • Real-Time Patient and Customer Limit Tracking

  • Real-Time Product Recalls

  • Compliant Labels Customized with Your Business Logo, Name, and Much More

Locally Hosted Solution

Utilizing a locally hosted server, as opposed to a cloud server, increases security and reliability. Retain 100% database ownership knowing no one, not even BioTrackTHC employees, can access sensitive client or operational data.

Driven by Data

Take advantage of over 100 advanced reports to make profit-minded decisions based on predictive yields, sales trends, average wait time and more. Need to upload financial reports to an accounting system? Easily export reports, save in the desired format, and upload.

Compliance Focused

Adherence to state and local cannabis regulations in all active markets. Print compliant labels, enforce sales limits, and verify recommendations quickly and accurately. Regular system updates ensure compliance if regulations change.

Customer Service Oriented

Live Phone, Chat, and Email support from 8am-8pm PST. Supplement initial training with online tutorials, wikis, and monthly best practices features.

PENNSYLVANIA SUCCESS STARTS WITH CONTACTING US!

 

 

Contact Us

Plans vary by state.

Want to learn more?