The State of Pennsylvania is famed for its role in the early development of the United States with the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Gettysburg Address all being written in the Keystone State.
While the state has undoubtedly written a significant chunk of American history, it has been a little slower in writing cannabis laws that accurately reflect the sea-change currently being witnessed in American attitudes towards marijuana cultivation and usage.
With that being said, let’s take a look at Pennsylvania marijuana laws and whether they could become the next state to fully legalise adult cannabis usage in the U.S.
Is Cannabis Legal in Pennsylvania?
At present, cannabis remains illegal for recreational use in the state of Pennsylvania, however, the possession of small amounts has been decriminalised by several of the states largest cities including Philadelphia in 2014, Pittsburgh in 2015, and Lancaster in 2018.
However, despite the lack of an adult-use recreational market, medical use of cannabis is permitted in Pennsylvania following the introduction of state legislature in 2016.
With the introduction of the new Pennsylvania marijuana laws, access to medical cannabis is available with a physicians approval, should the patient require treatment for one of seventeen qualifying conditions laid out in the framework of the bill. Qualifying conditions include chronic pain, cancer and Glaucoma.
A state-licensed system for the distribution of medical marijuana to patients was also established with the caveat that only non-smokable forms of cannabis would be available to patients. This was later deemed to be unconstitutional and later reversed to allow for the smoking of medical cannabis.
Can I Grow Marijuana in Pennsylvania?
No, at present the cultivation of cannabis plants in Pennsylvania is prohibited. However, it is entirely legal to buy marijuana seeds and keep them as novelty items or safely store them until the day cannabis is finally legalised in the state.
Will Pennsylvania Introduce Legal Cannabis?
Good question – Although, perhaps, it is more a question of when than will Pennsylvania introduce legal cannabis.
With the state’s governor revealing his full support of a legalised recreational industry, Pennsylvania is expected to join the legal cannabis market in the very near future with a ballot proposal mooted for 2022.
The Best Cannabis Seeds in Pennsylvania
While cannabis remains illegal to cultivate in many parts of the U.S, it is entirely legal to purchase and possess cannabis seeds in Pennsylvania and with our guaranteed seed delivery service, offering discreet and secure packaging, building your collection of cannabis seeds has never been easier.
If you’re interested in learning about cannabis growing or looking to plant your first marijuana seed on the day when Pennsylvania finally announces legal cultivation, we have the best selection of popular cannabis seeds on offer like the legendary Blue Dream, Hindu Kush, NYC Diesel and marijuana strain favourite, Tangerine Dream. Our selection of the best Pennsylvania cannabis seeds are available in feminised seeds, regular seeds and autoflowering seeds.
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