Frequently Asked Questions

About the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program and the work we do.

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I run a support group or disease-state organization. How can I get more information about Remy for my members?

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I’d like resources for educating my patients on the medical marijuana program in my state. How can I partner with Remedy Metrics?

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I’m a patient on medical marijuana, and I’m interested in using Remy. What can I do?

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How does medical marijuana work?

There are over 400 natural compounds in medical marijuana. Eighty of these compounds can only be found in cannabis plants. These eighty special compounds are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids relieve symptoms of illness by attaching to receptors in the brain that look for similar compounds that occur in the human body, such as dopamine.

There are five major cannabinoids in medical marijuana that are particularly effective for relieving symptoms of illness, and each one produces different physical and psychological effects. This is why certain strains of medical marijuana are bred to have different amounts of each cannabinoid and are recommended for different conditions.

Professional medical marijuana growers can analyze their medical marijuana strains to breed and grow medication for patients with the desired range of levels of each major cannabinoid. Medical marijuana pharmacists, or budtenders, use the knowledge of what each compound does to find the right combination for each patient.

More information on how medical marijuana works and on the specific cannabinoids can be found here.

Which states have legalized medical marijuana?

Thirty-one states and the District of Colombia have laws legalizing medical marijuana. Programs and regulations vary by state; more information on the legalization of medical marijuana for can be found here.

States that have legalized marijuana include: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and the District of Colombia.

Nine of these states have adopted more expansive laws that legalize marijuana for recreational use as well.

More information on individual state laws can be found here.

Where can I access specific information regarding medical marijuana in my state?

You can find detailed information about medical marijuana in here.

Which conditions qualify for medical marijuana programs?

States have approved 45 conditions for medical marijuana. These conditions include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Condition for which an opioid could be prescribed
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the CNS (brain, spinal cord) with objective neurological indications of intractable spasticity and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain, unrelieved by standard treatment or medications
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

Check the interactive map for what conditions are covered in your state.

How will I obtain medical marijuana?

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I’m a physician and would like to be involved in the development of the app. Who do I contact?

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I’d like resources for educating my patients on my state’s medical marijuana program. How can I partner with Remedy Metrics?

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