Pa. Senate action may be close on medical marijuana bill

    Medical marijuana legislation may see more action in the Pennsylvania Legislature this week.

    Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said Monday that his chamber is close to unveiling changes it wants to make to an 80-page medical marijuana bill that passed the House last month.

    The changes are technical and are designed to eliminate potential glitches, Corman said. The Senate already passed a similar version nearly a year ago.

    The bill would let patients who suffer from a list of ailments obtain marijuana for therapeutic purposes. It sets standards for tracking plants, licensing growers, dispensaries and physicians.Patients could take the drug in pill, oil or liquid form, but wouldn’t be able to obtain marijuana they could smoke.

    Gov. Tom Wolf supports the bill. The Pennsylvania Medical Society opposes it.

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