With bipartisan backing in the state legislature PA adopts medical marijuana legalization. The bill is similar in restriction to New York’s, legalizing cannabis in non-smokable form only, except for allowances made for patients with aliments such as PTSD, cancer, seizure.
By STAFF | May 13, 2015
Pennsylvania senators approved a bill with a 40-7 vote that would legalize the use of medical marijuana. The bill has been forwarded to be voted by the House.
In the bill, smoking marijuana and edible forms of it will remain illegal. However, doctors can prescribe weed in other methods such as ointments, nebulizers, tinctures, oil, pills, and gels, according to CBS Philadelphia.
There was a similar bill that was passed last year but didn’t make it to the House floor because it was passed late.