The Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize medical marijuana by a vote of 40-7.
The legislation, which was championed by Sen. Daylin Leach and Sen. Mike Folmer, would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients to treat cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDs, traumatic brain injury and other conditions.
The bill will now go to the state House, where its fate is uncertain.
The Senate approved legislation last year that would permit medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, but the House never voted on it. [Read more at Philadelphia Magazine]