Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis
[Correction: Senate Bill 3 has not actually passed the full Senate as this article states, it’s passed the Senate State Government Committee and currently sits in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The CBS News post that we link to is incorrect. We apologize for the mistake.]
The bipartisan measure, sponsored by 27 state lawmakers, would allow those who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis for medical use. The proposal would establish a system of state-licensed production and distribution centers, which will provide 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.several others.
Unfortunately, patients would be prohibited from actually smoking cannabis, meaning they would need to rely on cannabis oils, vaporizers, tinctures and topicals (such as lotions).
In January, Governor Tom Wolf said he will sign Senate Bill 3 into law if given the chance.