SOME FACTS ABOUT LEGAL CANNABIS IN PENNSYLVANIA
- November 11, 2018
Over the course of several years, the little green plant called marijuana has continued to leave a huge impact on our country. Now, after the 2018 midterm election, the fragrant, mind-altering herb has once again tipped the legal scales, opening the gates for Missouri and Utah to approve medical-grade cannabis. Likewise, Michigan has become the 10th state to allow recreational use of the drug. So where does that leave the rest of the Midwest? As Illinois and Ohio continue to battle over the prospect of recreational marijuana, the major player New York has broken ground with more lenient marijuana laws. Meanwhile, its close neighbor Pennsylvania has also joined the fight in medical weed. Let’s take a closer look at some facts about legal cannabis in the Keystone State.
When you put together a list of states that have played an influential part in shaping our country, there is a strong chance that Pennsylvania will appear somewhere near the top. One of the original 13 founding states, Pennsylvania is home to Independence Hall, where the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were developed. Likewise, the state was the site of the infamous Battle of Gettysburg and housed Valley Forge, the headquarters of General George Washington. Modern day sports fans will also recognize this state as the home of many renowned sports teams including the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Pittsburg Steelers (NFL), Pittsburg Pirates (MLB), and Philadelphia ‘76rs (NBA). Needless to say, thrill-seekers and history buffs alike will appreciate the Keystone State.
In 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that officially legalized the production and consumption of medical marijuana in the State of Pennsylvania. As part of the new law, officials can license a maximum of 25 marijuana growers/processors and a maximum of 50 dispensaries. However, in order to receive a dose of medical cannabis, patients must meet qualifications for at least 19 different debilitating conditions including HIV/AIDs, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.
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