SB 1182

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Removes AIDS, Smoking, Vaporizing

PA Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, Removes AIDS, Smoking, Vaporizing

The Pennsylvania State Senate voted in a landslide to pass the state’s medical marijuana bill, which had just been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier in the week. There were only seven votes against the bill, all Republicans. Now, the State House of Representatives will need to make a decision, and quickly, if the bill […]

Catching up with the Commonwealth: Where Medical Marijuana Stands in PA

Catching up with the Commonwealth: Where Medical Marijuana Stands in PA

  Pennsylvania, The Keystone State, has been less than affectionately known as “The Hinterlands of Cannabis Reform” has some been witness to some important developments that could change the state’s approach to cannabis. Pennsylvanian’s Compassionate Use Act, Senate Bill 1182, enjoys widespread bi-partisan support as it moves to the Appropriations Committee and, with just a […]

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

Image: Jason and Jayden David, photo courtesy of Jason David  Congressman Scott Perry (D-PA), Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” yesterday in Pennsylvania, flanked by representatives from Colorado’s Realm of Caring (RoC), the producers of the high-CBD low-THC Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain. According […]

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

The Politics of Pot in Pennsylvania: A Mother’s Response

Last Friday, NY became the 23rd state to pass a bill for the medical use of marijuana. It’s a very limited bill. It’s limited to only patients with certain maladies all because the Governor wants it that way. Why does he feel he needs to pick and choose which patients will get possible relief and […]

Pennsylvania One Step Closer to Legal Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania One Step Closer to Legal Medical Marijuana

Big news out of Pennsylvania today! The Senate Committee considering a medical marijuana law for the state has cleared the bill, which has been in the working since January 15th of this year. The Senate Law and Justice Committee “reported out” Senate Bill 1182, also known as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act unanimously. […]

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182

Pennsylvania’s “Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act,” SB 1182, is a broad and comprehensive medical cannabis bill that does not place any restrictions on THC content and does not limit medical cannabis access to adults. A number of media outlets have reported incorrect information about this bill, comparing it to pending CBD-only legislation in states […]

High Time for Cannabis Reform in Pennsylvania

High Time for Cannabis Reform in Pennsylvania

President Barack Obama is speaking out on the legalization debate, saying marijuana isn’t more dangerous than alcohol or different from cigarettes. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the President told The New Yorker’s David Remnick in a recent interview. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I […]

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Medical Marijuana Legislation in Pennsylvania: One Patient’s Testimony

Editor’s Note: SB1182, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, has been placed in the hands of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. There will be a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, January 28th, where legislators will consider commentary from doctors, researchers, patients, and other experts on the subject. The following is one Pennsylvania resident’s […]