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.
PENNSYLVANIA: State Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in early 2012. He said he got a clean screening from a doctor in November.
The experience has influenced his view on whether people should be allowed to use marijuana for medical reasons.
He said he came across a lot of other sick people. And he thinks the United States is missing the boat when it comes to the medical benefit of cannabis.
“The arsenal of my doctor was adequate to help me do my battle,” Folmer said. “”I’m just looking to give patients and doctors every weapon at their fingertips to help them fight their diseases.” [Read more…]