Posted on March 28, 2016 10:35 AM
22 march 2016, Montreal
The Pennsylvania House of representatives overwhelmingly approved a state medical Marijuana bill in a vote on Wednesday afternoon. The lawmakers approved the measure by a 149-43 vote. The bill is headed to Senate for the final approval from where it will go the the Governor's table for signature. The legislation would allow the medical practitioners to prescribe and recommend Marijuana treatments to the patients suffering from conditions such as AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis, as well as chronic or intractable pain.
The bill would let Pennsylvania patients who suffer from a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes easily. It would take at least two years for Pennsylvania to set up the regulatory and growing process before patients can seek a 30-day supply of marijuana-based pills, oils, topical gels, creams or ointments. Marijuana also can be used in a liquid form with a vaporizer or nebulizer. The bill would allow people to buy marijuana from a dispensary after they have been certified by a medical practitioner to have one of the 17 enumerated conditions. Those conditions include cancer, epilepsy, autism, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anaemia, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, glaucoma and chronic or intractable pain. Under the proposal, the state would license up to 25 growers and processors, and as many as 50 dispensaries, which could each operate three locations.