Pennsylvania Senate Approves Medical Marijuana; Traumatic Brain injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome Among Qualifying Conditions
The State Senate in Pennsylvania has approved a bill with a 40-7 vote, which would legalize the use of medical marijuana.
Dana Ulrich, the mother of a daughter with epilepsy and one of the supporters of the bill, is cautiously optimistic about how the House will vote.
“Going into the House, of course, we’re nervous because we know we have a hill to climb,” she told Penn Live. “There’s a lot of education that needs to be done, but we are confident that if we can do our job as advocates in educating them, then they’re going to get the message. They’re going to vote on the side of science.”
The qualifying medical conditions for the drug include cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, wasting syndrome, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, glaucoma, Crohn’s Disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and seizures, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome.
The media cited a poll by Quinnipiac University , which showed that 88 percent of its respondents living in Pennsylvania are in agreement with the use of medical marijuana.