Pennsylvania Eyes Expanding Medical Marijuana to Plant Form

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The first medical marijuana sales in Pennsylvania began Feb. 15, nearly two years after Democratic Gov. Currently, the law allows the sale of medical marijuana in oils, pills, gels and liquids, but prevents dispensaries from selling marijuana that is designed to be smoked. Buyers currently pay $200 to $250 per ounce for dry leaf marijuana on the underground market, or under $10 per gram, Goldstein said. The Medical Marijuana Advisory Board voted to send the recommendations to Health Secretary Rachel Levine to decide whether the Department of Health should create regulations allowing the changes. By Marc Levy  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can be used to treat, including cancer remission therapy.

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By Marc Levy 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can be used to treat, including cancer remission therapy.

The Medical Marijuana Advisory Board voted to send the recommendations to Health Secretary Rachel Levine to decide whether the Department of Health should create regulations allowing the changes. The first medical marijuana sales in Pennsylvania began Feb. 15, nearly two years after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation authorizing it.

Wolf’s office said the governor would wait for Levine’s review before saying whether he supports the changes. However, in a statement, Wolf’s office said there is room for improvement in the program, “especially in terms of financial and administrative barriers for patients.”

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