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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Proposal Final Vote

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Proposal Final Vote

By Zachary Babin - March 14, 2016

Associated Press  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow marijuana to be prescribed for a list of medical conditions is heading to the Pennsylvania House floor, where it could face changes before a final vote.

The House planned to take up more than 220 amendments to the bill on Monday, and it could be Wednesday or later before the chamber decides whether to approve the legislation.

The 69-page Pennsylvania medical marijuana proposal  under consideration passed the Senate in May by a vote of 40 to 7.

The Medical Cannabis Act would empower a state board to license growers, dispensers and processors.

Patients would need a written certification from a doctor or nurse confirming they have a qualifying condition.

The list of approved conditions includes cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, glaucoma, diabetes and chronic or intractable pain.

Associated Press