Attorney: Pa.’s med.marijuana regulatory backlog is at a ‘crisis’ state | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2021

The Dept. of Health is doing some things well. More needs to be fixed, Harrisburg attorney Judith Cassel said

Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 24, 2021

Happy weekend, all. The 2020 Summer Olympics (happening in 2021, of course) officially started Friday in Tokyo with Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lighting the cauldron.  While this year’s Olympic Games promise to look different than previous years, more than 600 American athletes have made the trip to Japan to compete in their respective sports, including 21 who hail from […]

Pgh is getting its first drive-thru medical marijuana dispensary

BY: - July 17, 2021

The Healing Research Center in Robinson Township is expected to officially open on Fri., July 30 and will operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Bill cleaning up Pa.’s medical marijuana law, without home growing provision, heads to Wolf

BY: - June 25, 2021

As part of a rush of last-minute legislation, the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Friday passed an omnibus bill making numerous tweaks to the state’s medical marijuana law. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Paul Schemel, R-Franklin, will enshrine in law numerous temporary policies adopted by the state Department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic, as […]


Stop the reefer madness and clear the way for real medical cannabis research | Opinion

BY: - June 7, 2020

The market for marijuana may be changing, but regressive attitudes are still polluting the medical industry, and serve to hamstring scientific advancement.

Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program

BY: - December 18, 2019

During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users. 


In one month, 3,000 Pennsylvanians with anxiety certified for medical marijuana

BY: - August 14, 2019

That number has been growing by about 1,000 people a week since certifications began July 20.


State OKs medical marijuana use for anxiety, Tourette syndrome

BY: - July 11, 2019

Individuals with anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will be eligible to join Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program starting July 20, the state Health Department said Thursday. The two conditions now join the 21 existing diagnosis qualify for a medicinal weed prescription — including cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain and opioid use disorder in special cases. “I do […]

Decision on adding anxiety, Tourette syndrome to medical marijuana list coming this summer

BY: - May 15, 2019

The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health will decide this summer whether anxiety and Tourette syndrome will be added as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.