Pennsylvania House Rules Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

pennYesterday Pennsylvania’s House Rules Committee gave approval to Senate Bill 3, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis. The roll-call vote was a conclusive 25 to 8.

Senate Bill 3, introduced by Senators Daylin Leach and Mike Folmer, has already been approved by the state’s full Senate with a 40 to 7 vote. The measure is now up for a full House vote, where its passage will send it to Governor Tom Wolf, who’s supportive of allowing the medical use of cannabis.

If passed into law, the proposal would allow those who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes. The proposal would establish a system of state-licensed production and distribution centers, providing patients with a means of safe access to their medicine. Conditions that would qualify an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient includes cancer, seizure disorders, glaucoma, post traumatic stress disorder, multiple sclerosis and others

According to polling released last month, an overwhelming 90% of voters in Pennsylvania support legalizing medical cannabis.

The full text of Senate Bill 3 can be found clicking here.


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