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Pennsylvania Adds Four New Medical Cannabis Conditions, Including Opioid Use Disorder

Pennsylvania has officially added four new medical conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program, including becoming the first state in the nation to allow medical marijuana for opioid-use disorder. “We have expanded the number of serious medical conditions to include neurodegenerative diseases, terminal illness, dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders and opioid-use disorder,” said Secretary of …

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Pennsylvania Senate Tells Feds to Respect State Medical Marijuana Laws

Pennsylvania’s full Senate has passed a resolution urging the federal government to reauthorize an amendment that protects state medical marijuana laws. Senate Resolution 36 was adopted today by the Senate with an overwhelming 47 to 2 vote. The resolution was filed by Senator Michael Folmer with 11 bipartisan cosponsors. According to the resolution’s official language: …

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Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passes Resolution Urging Feds to Respect State Medical Marijuana Laws

A Senate committee in Pennsylvania has passed a resolution urging federal lawmakers to reauthorize an amendment that prevents the Justice Department from interfering with state-level medical marijuana laws. The Senate State Government Committee passed Senate Resolution 36 with a unanimous 10 to 0 vote. It must now be passed by one more committee before it …

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Legislation Legalizing Medical Cannabis Takes Effect Tomorrow in Pennsylvania

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis was signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf last month, and tomorrow (May 17th) it becomes law. Senate Bill 3 makes Pennsylvania the 24th state in the U.S. to allow the medical use of cannabis, when not counting laws that only allow for the use of cannabis oil. The law was …

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that legalizes the medical use and distribution of cannabis. The passage of Senate Bill 3 makes Pennsylvania the 24th state to allow the medical use of cannabis (not including states that only allow CBD oil). More than half of Americans now live in states with …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Pennsylvania Legislature, Sent to Governor

A long-debated bill to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania received final approval by the state’s legislature today and has been sent to Governor Tom Wolf, who has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, allow it to become law without his signature, or veto it. The House of Representatives voted 149-46 Wednesday to …

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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis With 42 to 7 Vote

Pennsylvania’s full Senate has given overwhelming approval to legislation (Senate Bill 3) that would legalize medical cannabis; the vote was 42 to 7. The measure was approved last month by the full House of Representatives with an 149 to 43 vote, though will need to go back to the House for one final vote given …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Given Approval by Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Pennsylvania’s full House of Representatives has given approval to Senate Bill 3, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis. The vote was 149 to 43. 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, though it will need to …

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Pennsylvania House Rules Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Yesterday 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 …

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Super Majority of Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania

By Paul Armentano, NORML Super-majorities of voters believe that medical cannabis should be legal, and most men additionally support legalizing marijuana for all adults, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University Swing State poll. Pollsters gauged support for marijuana law reform in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Florida voters backed legalizing cannabis therapy by a …

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