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State Cannabis Tracker: Pennsylvania Will Allow Vaping of Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania officials said this week that medical marijuana patients should be able to start vaporizing cannabis, but still aren’t planning to permit patients to smoke it.


The state’s health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, said Monday she has accepted a recommendation to allow the leaf and plant forms to be vaporized and expects that patients will be able to do so this summer, Penn Live reported.

Levine said the decision followed months of review of medical research and input from medical marijuana patients.

She told Penn Live that dry plants are safer because they are less concentrated, and that inhaling vaporized medical marijuana is safer than inhaling burned marijuana.

Several advisory boards had recommended last month that patients should be allowed to smoke the dry leaf.

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