• State to allow sales of medical marijuana in dry-leaf form

    Updated:

    Pennsylvania will allow marijuana dispensaries to begin selling the drug in a dry leaf form that can be vaporized.

    Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said in a release that those sales, part of a set of recommendations from the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, will begin later this summer.

    Related: John Boehner joins marijuana group, says he has 'evolved'

    “After careful consideration I have decided to implement all of the recommendations put forth by the Advisory Board,” she said.

    Those other recommendations include: 

    • Expanding the list of serious medical conditions to 21;
    • Eliminating the need for patients to pay for a medical marijuana card more than once a year;
    • Allowing physicians to opt out of the public-facing list of practitioners; and
    • Requiring pediatric patients to be certified by a pediatrician or pediatric specialist.

    More than 30,000 people have registered for the medical marijuana program, launched after Gov. Tom Wolf signed it into law two years ago.


    TRENDING NOW:



     

    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    State to allow sales of medical marijuana in dry-leaf form

  • Headline Goes Here

    Convicted murderer leaves courthouse before verdict is read

  • Headline Goes Here

    Two days after Barbara Bush's death, a granddaughter gives birth

  • Headline Goes Here

    Fight over Facebook post causes Florida woman to lose toe

  • Headline Goes Here

    Gift cards expire as Toys R Us store liquidation sales continue