Pennsylvania Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana

Posted on April 29, 2016 by


Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is a term for which there is no agreed definition; it can refer to the use of cannabis and its cannabinoids to treat disease or improve symptoms.

Medical marijuana was recently approved in PA. However, it’s only a clinical trial as of right now. It’s only available in pill, oil, and liquid. It helps HIV, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation, pain, seizures, substance abuse disorders, and muscle problems caused by MS and mental disorders.

The United Kingdom, Canada, and several European countries have approved a mouth spray containing THC and CBD. The United States is conducting clinical trials for its safe use in treating cancer pain.

Representative Jeff Pyle was diagnosed with renal carcinoma. He urged his colleagues to vote yes on the bill.

“I think of those who are illegally healing every day, wondering if they will get arrested or incarcerated helping themselves or a loved one trying to get medical marijuana,” Representative Mike Regan said.

Both bills prohibit smoking and would only allow extracted, processed cannabis oils that could be eaten or used like an e-cigarette. Capsules would also be allowed, yet no pre-made edibles, like cookies, brownies, or candy could be sold to patients. Home cultivation is not legal either.

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