City of Erie residents can learn more about Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program during a free forum.

State Rep. Bob Merski (D - Erie) will host it Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor community room at 100 State St.

Experts will be on hand to discuss how the program works, what conditions it covers and how to register and participate, among other topics. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The program covers 23 serious medical conditions, including anxiety disorders, autism, cancer and remission therapy, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others.

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program has brought relief to thousands of patients suffering from intractable pain and other problems related to serious medical conditions,” said Rep. Merski in a statement.

At least 25 physicians in Erie are approved to certify patients for medical marijuana.

Anyone interested in learning more about the forum is asked to call Merski’s office at 814-455-6319.