Medical marijuana sales about to begin in Pennsylvania

Posted at 5:38 AM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 05:53:07-05

A Pennsylvania patient is about to make the state's first legal purchase of medical marijuana, but it's unclear what it'll cost. 

Cresco Yeltrah dispensary plans to begin serving patients in Butler on Thursday, with others soon to follow. 

Only those enrolled as patients or caregivers are allowed inside dispensaries. Prices haven't been made public. 

Dispensaries are expected to start sales Friday in Pittsburgh, Bethlehem and Enola, and on Saturday in Sellersville and Devon. 

Pennsylvania law restricts the drug to certain types of products, so it won't be available in edible or smokable form. 

The program is open to patients with one of 17 qualifying medical conditions. 

They include AIDS, autism, cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and Crohn's disease. 

Pennsylvania is the 27th state to start medical marijuana sales.