Just as Pennsylvania begins sprouting some medical marijuana, Congress could stomp on the garden.
Given the luxury-level of Pa.'s cannabis business atmosphere, we need to act early and decisively to rein in a free-for-all on patients' wallets.
Philly should be looking forward to a day when thousands of marijuana retail stores contribute to our economy.
This single provision has proven to be the most difficult obstacle for patients trying to gain access in both states because only a handful of doctors have joined.
Why did Pennsylvania give one of its coveted, lucrative medical marijuana permits to a company known to be facing revocation, prosecution, and investigation in three other states?
Pennsylvania has only legalized things like vape-pen cartridges, edible cannabis extracts, and topical creams for registered patients. It's known as a "no-smoke" law.
A university professor from Maine with a registered medical marijuana card was handcuffed and detained for hours at Newark Liberty Airport because New Jersey does not offer reciprocity to patients from other states. It's a problem at airports nationwide, but how you're treated typically depends on local laws.
Legalization means far more than a right to buy. It also means creating spaces for social use, ending workplace discrimination, clearing records, and importantly on the economic side, it means allowing people to cultivate their own plants.
In the state of Pennsylvania, the police crackdown on people for the mere possession of small amounts of marijuana has never stopped.
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Chris Goldstein is a marijuana reform advocate living in New Jersey.
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Chris Goldstein is a marijuana reform advocate and writer who helped with decriminalization in Philadelphia. He serves on the Board of Directors at PhillyNORML and works as Senior Editor of Freedom Leaf Magazine. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org