Exciting news! Just last week, a bipartisan pair of senators introduced a bill that would permit home cultivation of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Sens. Dan Laughlin (R) and Sharif Street (D), who also jointly proposed a separate legalization bill earlier this year, introduced the concept in a letter to senators calling on them to sign on as cosponsors.
Under the proposal, which hasn’t yet been formally introduced, Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients would be allowed to grow a limited number of plants for personal use. The senators cite Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board meetings as revealing significant disparities in accessibility, with some patients traveling more than two hours to access their medicine.
Offering patients the alternative to grow their own medicine would “help ease the cost and accessibility burdens,” both senators said. Please take a few minutes to email your state lawmakers to add your voice to the growing number of Pennsylvanians who support grow rights for medical patients.