PA Considers Medical Marijuana for Anxiety, Tourettes

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine says she needs more time to learn whether medical marijuana would be effective in helping people who suffer from anxiety or Tourette's Syndrome. The Medical Marijuana Advisory Board voted in February to add the two disorders to the list of conditions. But Levine hasn't approved it. She said she'll make a decision soon.

"There's a lot of literature to look at, and there's different forms. I also like to talk to sometimes with the experts throughout the country to get their view, and I have not completed that, but I will complete it this summer."

Currently, people can qualify for medical cannabis for any of 21 conditions, including chronic pain, cancer and glaucoma. The secretary also agreed to develop training for police to help them distinguish whether someone has legal or illegal cannabis products.

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