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


    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.

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    “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.



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