Saturday, June 23, 2012

HR: Medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

Medical Cannabis Growing Operation in Oakland,...
Medical Cannabis Growing Operation in Oakland, California (Photo credit: Blazenhoff)

Pennsylvania has not yet enacted a medical marijuana law. At present, sixteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of medical marijuana use. These states have gone forward in enacting these laws in various forms despite the Federal Government’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq., which defines drugs so classified as having a high potential for abuse and no acceptable medicinal use.


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