Pennsylvania will again consider making medical marijuana legal. The Governor Raymond P. Shafer Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, or House Bill 1181, was introduced Monday at the State House, and it has since been assigned to the House Health Committee for consideration.
The bill would allow anyone with a debilitating condition such as HIV/AIDS or cancer to use medical marijuana provided they obtain a written recommendation from a doctor with whom they have a "bona-fide doctor-patient relationship."
The bill also addresses the Department of Health's role in patient registry and the issuing of identification cards to medical marijuana patients and their primary caregivers.
There is already a Senate companion bill to this (SB 770). If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, please contact your lawmakers and ask them to support medical marijuana legislation.