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New bill would allow edibles to be treated as medical marijuana in Pennsylvania dispensaries

Apr 19, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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“For many patients, their medical conditions require gradual relief over an extended period of time.”

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A new bill in Pennsylvania aims to include cannabis edibles in the list of medical marijuana products available to patients. Currently, cannabis patients only have access to tinctures, pills, oils, topicals and flower.

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Laughlin also said that, if the bill were to pass, dispensaries and responsible parties would test the edibles for their potency and would also package these products in child-proof containers, making them as safe as possible for families.

Cannabis dispensaries and caregivers in Pennsylvania are only allowed to include medical marijuana in food if it helps the patient ingest their prescribed medication. The law prohibits them from making medical cannabis in the form of edibles.

“Edibles offer an easy and appropriate way to get relief from their medical conditions, and that’s always been the goal of medical cannabis: providing relief to patients,” Laughlin said in a press release.

Edibles are one of the most popular forms of consuming cannabis, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. While edibles can be very enjoyable, some have reported they are also a very effective medicine. Reports indicate they are effective for addressing symptoms of chronic pain, providing strong relaxation and more.

Furthermore, they eliminate any smoke or vapor that could potentially harm the mouth, throat and lungs.

While recreational cannabis remains illegal in Pennsylvania, the state legalized medical cannabis in 2016. Following some growing pains, products became available two years later.

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