Wide-Range of Pennsylvanians to Possibly Benefit From Medical Marijuana Legalization
Relief from a number of debilitating diseases and other medical conditions is in the works for many Pennsylvanians after the recent legalization of medical marijuana.
Relief from a number of debilitating diseases and other medical conditions is in the works for many Pennsylvanians after the recent legalization of medical marijuana. Since then, there's been a lot of buzz about "who" would be able to use it. Pennsylvania residents who are under a doctors care for cancer, HIV or Aids, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Inflammatory Bowel, Chron's and Huntington’s disease, along with PTSD, Autism, and Epilepsy, to name a few, will benefit. The President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Western and Central PA, Peggy Beem-Jelley, says "There are certainly a significant number of patients specifically children who have not found a successful treatment for traditional FDA procedures and treatment options successful for them in controlling their seizures." She says the foundation encourages anyone who want to change their medical treatment, to consult a physician first, specifically someone with knowledge of medical marijuana. Pennsylvania is the 24th state the legalize medical marijuana. There are different kinds of it like oil and gel. Getting a program in place for Pennsylvania is expected to take up to two years. ##