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A Medical Marijuana Law That Takes Immediate Effect


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana Sunday, and the first people to benefit from its passage will be children and their parents.
Specifically, children suffering from debilitating, incurable conditions that cause symptoms like seizures, pain or dietary stress, and the parents who have been waiting for the chance to try a new form of treatment.

Patients will not be able to legally obtain marijuana they can smoke, nor will they be able to grow their own; any marijuana prescribed must be dispensed as oil, a pill, a tincture or a liquid, or in topical forms including gel, cream or ointment.

But under the bill’s terms, parents with children suffering from one of 17 serious conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and epilepsy, will be able to legally obtain approved marijuana products for their children as soon as the bill legally goes into effect next month. The parents will be permitted to obtain it from another state where medical marijuana is legal.

With Pennsylvania's passage of its own law, nearly half of all U.S. states now permit some form of marijuana use, and pot advocates owe a fair amount of that progress to parents of sick children.
When you get a group of truly dedicated people together, that have the same goal and the same mind and the same hearts, you can achieve anything .

Source CBS News.