Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill

March 15, 2016

 

The House of Representatives initiated a proposal Monday that allows legal cannabis use to treat acceptable medical conditions. The debate laid out the policy enclosed in the bill and it was approved 152-38 pending the final vote by the House. The proposal will allow medical practitioners to prescribe cannabis to patients who are experiencing intolerable pain and supports made remarks that no one has overdosed on marijuana, painkillers have been the cause of deaths on a daily basis for Americans treating their pain and symptoms with opioids. The policy does not allow the plant to be smoked but rather liquids and oils would be prescribed allowing 25 growers and 50 dispensaries that are projected to lead the way as indoor cultivation will be the predominant means of growing in the state. There are currently 23 states that have active public medical marijuana programs and Pennsylvania is hoping to add itself to that number. 

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