>>Lawmakers Set to Take Step to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg, PA) -- A hearing scheduled Monday in the Senate Law & Justice Committee will be the first time a legislative committee in the General Assembly has vetted the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Committee Chairman Mike Regan, R-Cumberland/York counties, has invited representatives from law enforcement and the criminal justice arena to speak at this first in a series of hearings. The committee expects to hold at least two more hearings to hear from regulators and operators from some of the 18 states that have legalized recreational cannabis as well as advocacy groups on either side of the issue.
>>More Than 600 Inhalant Products To Be Banned From State's Medical-Marijuana Program
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is banning the use of more than 600 inhaled products in the state's medical-marijuana program. The banned items are used in vapor products and contain additives not approved by the FDA for inhalation The department has also asked growers and processors to stop selling the items, which are listed on the state department of health's website. The Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition issued a statement expressing their disappointment in the ban and asked the department of health to stay its order and to meet with medical and industry experts to develop product standards.