PA House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow for medical marijuana use.
The House passed an amended version of Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 149-43 Wednesday.
Representatives passed multiple amendments to the bill on Monday and Tuesday.
The Senate originally approved the bill last May by a vote of 40 to 7.
Senate Bill 3 will allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients in pill, oil, and liquid form.
The medical conditions covered by the bill include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Intractable seizures
- Sickle cell anemia
- Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
- “Terminally ill:” A medical prognosis of life expectancy of approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course.
The bill will now go back to the Senate for a final vote before it can head to the governor’s desk.
Governor Wolf has said he will sign legislation for medical marijuana.