Pennsylvania considers expanding medical marijuana to plant form

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That makes Pennsylvania the only medical marijuana state where regulators have a mechanism to cap or set prices, Goldstein said. Marijuana stocks, many of which are listed in Canada because of USA legal uncertainty, have suffered this year after almost tripling in 2017.

Recently, Nixon shared her views on legalizing marijuana in her state, and while many jurisdictions are considering it, her reasoning for making recreational weed legal is refreshing. All states that received a failing grade limit their medical cannabis program to cannabidiol, an extract of the marijuana plant.

HCI Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary in Springfield, is warning patients about synthetic marijuana.

ME lawmakers cast a pivotal vote Tuesday in favor of allowing retail marijuana sales, signaling strong support for enacting a law change approved by voters that has been held up by politics.

"Prescriptions filled for all opioids decreased by 2.11 million daily doses per year from an average of 23.08 million daily doses per year when a state instituted any medical cannabis law", they added.


The province has announced plans to open 40 cannabis this year and another 40 by July, 2019.

Opioids killed or helped kill 42,249 people in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The upcoming Israeli government vote on marijuana exports will only affect medical-use marijuana, excluding raw cannabis. "So, to be able to have a voice for those people who otherwise don't have a voice in this issue is an honor". Hill had said the state should have the same "zero tolerance" policy for cannabis that it has for those under 21 who drive under the influence of alcohol.

The condition, known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, occurs when heavy pot users experience recurring bouts of severe nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, Live Science reports. States with medical cannabis dispensaries saw a 14.4 drop in opioid use and nearly a 7 percent reduction prescriptions filled. "Patients are then issued identification cards that allow them or their caregivers to possess a certain amount of marijuana through home cultivation and licensed dispensaries".

The recommendations for more forms of the drug, more treatments, more doctors, and more conditions covered are just a few of the suggestions board members have for the evolution of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

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