State medical cannabis programs failing to make enough progress, advocacy group finds
WASHINGTON — A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers. Americans for Safe Access issued its annual State of the States report on Thursday. The organization, a nonprofit, has […]
Pa. Senate bill would authorize sale of medical marijuana edibles | Monday Morning Coffee
Twenty-five other states with medical marijuana laws already allow the sale of edibles, Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, said.
National report card gives Pa. a C-plus for its medical marijuana law | Thursday Morning Coffee
A Philadelphia lawmaker, Rep. Chris Rabb, is offering bills he says would help close the gaps.
Pa. sends second vague email to patients about medical marijuana vape product safety
There’s nothing to indicate that there was a specific incident that prompted the review.
Pa. lawmakers ready bipartisan home-grow bill for medical marijuana users | Friday Morning Coffee
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Two Pennsylvania lawmakers who already were leading the push for legalized recreational marijuana are expanding that crusade with a long-sought bill that would allow medical marijuana users to grow their own cannabis at home. In a Thursday memo seeking co-sponsors for their proposal, Sens. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, will address disparities in […]
Attorney: Pa.’s med.marijuana regulatory backlog is at a ‘crisis’ state | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The Dept. of Health is doing some things well. More needs to be fixed, Harrisburg attorney Judith Cassel said
Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend
Happy weekend, all. The 2020 Summer Olympics (happening in 2021, of course) officially started Friday in Tokyo with Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lighting the cauldron. While this year’s Olympic Games promise to look different than previous years, more than 600 American athletes have made the trip to Japan to compete in their respective sports, including 21 who hail from […]
Pgh is getting its first drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary
The Healing Research Center in Robinson Township is expected to officially open on Fri., July 30 and will operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bill cleaning up Pa.’s medical marijuana law, without home growing provision, heads to Wolf
As part of a rush of last-minute legislation, the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Friday passed an omnibus bill making numerous tweaks to the state’s medical marijuana law. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Paul Schemel, R-Franklin, will enshrine in law numerous temporary policies adopted by the state Department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic, as […]
Stop the reefer madness and clear the way for real medical cannabis research | Opinion
The market for marijuana may be changing, but regressive attitudes are still polluting the medical industry, and serve to hamstring scientific advancement.
Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program
During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users.
In one month, 3,000 Pennsylvanians with anxiety certified for medical marijuana
That number has been growing by about 1,000 people a week since certifications began July 20.