Marijuana Legalization In Pennsylvania 2015: Bill For Medical Weed Clears Senate Committee

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Published on 4/21/15

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Pennsylvania joins the states working to add medical marijuana programs for next year, and this week one bill passed the state Senate. The bill must pass a few more steps before reaching the Governor's desk, but Gov. Wolf has said he will sign the bill if it reaches him. A recent poll estimates that 88% of Pennsylvanians want a medical marijuana program. Last year a similar bill was turned down by the House, but with some rivisions to this year's bill, many are optimistic it will have a fair chance.

The bill has also been revised from its prior form that failed to pass last session. It has been amended to add a "real-time" registry to better track medical marijuana cards, expanded the list of covered conditions and no longer allows for marijuana edibles (but would allow people to mix marijuana into their foods), reported Fox 43.

If the bill does reach Wolf, he has said he will sign it. A Quinnipiac poll earlier this month found that about 88 percent of Pennsylvanians support medical marijuana.