Medical Marijuana May See Better Days Because Of Pennsylvania Bill

59The bill (SB3) has been referred to the State Government Committee.

SB3 would create a State Board of Medical Cannabis Licensing program that would allow the growing and dispensing of medical marijuana by licensed individuals for use by qualifying patients. The board would be able to license up to 65 medical marijuana processors.

Qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy and seizures, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cachexia/wasting syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and postconcussion syndrome, multiple sclerosis, to name a few.

The bill also mentions about penalties that will be charged to unlicensed growers, including a civil penalty of up to $15,000 per violation, while providing protections for patients against losing child custody, visitation rights.

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