The Pennsylvania medical market has been on a steady rise since 2019. The market is projected to hit around 1.1 billion in sales by 2024. Since the market has been so successful, there is now a push for licensing acquisition in Pennsylvania.
Medical Use: Yes
Adult Use: No
There is definitely market potential in Pennsylvania for retail operators. A little over 50% of the allotted licenses have been issued.
The licensing is very expensive.
There is healthy competition in the PA medical market.
Low wholesale tax paid to retail operators.
Pennsylvania Cannabis Details
286.2 sq. miles
2020 Medical Sales
2022 Projected Medical Sales
2020 Adult Use Sales
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales
Department of Health of the Commonwealth
# of Dispensaries (allowed/issued)
# of Cultivators (allowed/issued)
# of Manufacturers (allowed/issued)
Directly related to cultivators
# of Testing Labs (allowed/issued)
No more than 5 grower/processors may be issued Permits as dispensaries. If the number of growers/processors is increased under section 1202, no more than 20% of the total number of growers/processors may also be issued permits as dispensaries.
No – possibly this year
Combined Tax Rate
Retail Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax
State Sales Tax
Licensing Fees (per year)
*Varies based on gross revenue