Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sale of Marijuana Flower Recommended

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sale of Marijuana Flower Recommended

Article excerpt

Pennsylvania's medical marijuana advisory board has recommended the state program allow the sale of the marijuana flower to patients with qualifying medical conditions.

That recommendation, as well as others, will go to Health Secretary Rachel Levine for consideration.

Currently only processed forms of the plant - such as oils, pills and tinctures - are allowed.

The panel also narrowly voted to recommend adding medical marijuana as addiction substitute therapy to reduce opioid use. Six members voted in favor of that recommendation, while four opposed and two abstained.

Advisory board member William Goldfarb told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in February that he thought the board would recommend that the secretary allow the sale of the marijuana flower.

Of the 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana, only Pennsylvania and Minnesota do not currently allow sale of the raw plant. …

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