HARRISBURG – State officials plan to release draft rules for marijuana dispensaries today, as Pennsylvania remains on track to have its medical marijuana program up and running by 2018.

Dispensaries are the specialized drug stores that patients will visit to pick up their medical cannabis prescriptions.

The medical marijuana law passed earlier this year authorizes the issuance of up to 50 dispensary permits, each covering up to five dispensary locations.

The draft regulations will lay out the rules for security, transportation and storage of marijuana and staffing, among a long list of other requirements.

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Scott Kraus ~ The Morning Call ~

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