HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —On the heels of New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program, Pennsylvania is following suit.
Patients registered in the state’s medical marijuana program will soon be able to consume it in dry leaf or flower form, and more medical conditions will qualify for treatment by the drug.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Center City Hit-And-Run Leaves Woman In Critical Condition, Police Say
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s health secretary announced Monday she’s accepting the recommendations of an advisory panel and adopting those changes.
Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine expects producers to make the dry leaf form of marijuana available sometime this summer.READ MORE: 'This Is What We Do In A Small Town': Mullica Hill Residents Continue Recovery Efforts Weeks After Tornado
State law prevents dispensaries from selling marijuana that’s designed to be smoked.
But cannabis consumer advocate Chris Goldstein says patients who buy the dry leaf product can smoke it instead of vaporize it.
Levine is also adopting a recommendation that children who need the drug be certified by a pediatrician, but she says that change may take time to implement.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Man Credits Keeping Mind Active As He Celebrates 105th Birthday
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