Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by Pennsylvania Senate

Pennsylvania’s Senate has voted 43 to 7 to legalize medical cannabis through the passage of Senate Bill 1182. The7878545medical-marijuana-rx proposal now heads to the House of Representatives, where its passage will send it to Governor Tom Corbett for consideration.

Under Senate Bill 1182, the possession and use of cannabis oils, tinctures and edibles will be legal for those with a qualifying condition who receive a recommendation from a physician, and a license from the Pennsylvania Department of Health; qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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