Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation

PENNSYLVANIA: In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation. “The department is being very thoughtful and thorough in our approach to developing and implementing a medically-focused program Read the full article…

Pennsylvania House Could Take Up Bill Allowing Research Into Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp production stopped in 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act was passed. Hemp has been illegal since 1970 when the Controlled Substances Act passed, as hemp comes from the cannabis plant.

PENNSYLVANIA: A state House panel moved a bill that paves the way for research into industrial uses of hemp research After approval by the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the bill now moves to the House floor. The measure would allow university researchers and programs administered by the Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp Read the full article…

Will Pennsylvania Farmers Be Allowed To Grow Hemp Again?

Diamond introduced House Bill 967 to create a pilot program for industrial hemp research. The plant could be grown in special programs under the Department of Agriculture and at universities.

PENNSYLVANIA: A black and white picture from Hanover, Pennsylvania circa 1908 shows a farmer harvesting his field of hemp. Thirty years later, it was illegal to grow the plant. “Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania for hundreds of years and all of sudden, in the reefer madness craze of the 1930s, it got taken off the availability Read the full article…

In PA, Support For Medical Marijuana Reaches Highest Level Ever: Poll

That's up from 81 percent six months ago and 76 percent eight years ago, the oldest date listed on the poll from the Lancaster college.

PENNSYLVANIA: Advocates and legislators pushing for the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania are applauding a survey showing support has swelled to its highest level in the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The opinion survey released Wednesday shows 84 percent of voters strongly favor or somewhat favor allowing adults to use medical marijuana for treatment if a doctor Read the full article…

John Hanger Endorsed For PA Governor By NORML

Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

PENNSYLVANIA: Is it possible that pot will play a role in the Democratic race for governor? Hershey’s John Hanger sure hopes so. Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Hanger wants to legalize medical marijuana immediately and within a few years decriminalize its recreational use, and tax it.

John Hanger Endorsed For PA Governor By NORML

Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

PENNSYLVANIA: Is it possible that pot will play a role in the Democratic race for governor? Hershey’s John Hanger sure hopes so. Hanger was endorsed Wednesday by NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Hanger wants to legalize medical marijuana immediately and within a few years decriminalize its recreational use, and tax it.