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28 Pa. Code § 1141.24. Medical marijuana regions.

§ 1141.24. Medical marijuana regions.

 (a)  The Department will issue permits to applicants in each of six medical marijuana regions. The six medical marijuana regions are as follows:

   (1)  Region 1—The geographical region comprised of the counties of the Department’s Southeast District, which includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill.

   (2)  Region 2—The geographical region comprised of the counties of the Department’s Northeast District, which includes Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

   (3)  Region 3—The geographical region comprised of the counties of the Department’s Southcentral District, which includes Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry and York.

   (4)  Region 4—The geographical region comprised of the counties of the Department’s Northcentral District, which includes Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union.

   (5)  Region 5—The geographical region comprised of the counties of the Department’s Southwest District, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.

   (6)  Region 6—The geographical region comprised of the counties of the Department’s Northwest District, which includes Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren.

 (b)  The Department will consider the following factors about each region in its determination to grant or deny an initial permit to an applicant:

   (1)  Regional population.

   (2)  The number of patients suffering from a serious medical condition.

   (3)  The types of serious medical conditions in the region.

   (4)  Access to public transportation.

   (5)  The health care needs of rural and urban areas.

   (6)  Areas with recognized need for economic development.

 (c)  The publication of this section in the Pennsylvania Bulletin is deemed to be the notice of the establishment of the regions required under section 604 of the act (35 P.S. §  10231.604). The Department may change the number or boundaries of the regions every 2 years upon publication of notice of the adjustment in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Source

   The temporary provisions of this §  1141.24 amended January 13, 2017, effective January 14, 2017, expire on January 14, 2019, 47 Pa.B. 199; amended May 11, 2018, effective May 17, 2018, expire on May 12, 2020, 48 Pa.B. 2767. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385913) to (385914).

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  1141.33 (relating to review of initial permit applications).



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