Pennsylvania Takes States Allowing Medical Marijuana to New High

Pennsylvania on Sunday became the 24th US state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.

The Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, signed the bill into law in the afternoon, surrounded by a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Capitol building in Harrisburg.

“Marijuana is medicine and it’s coming to Pennsylvania,” said Democratic state senator Daylin Leach, the bill’s cosponsor.

The bill’s drafters say it could take two years to write regulations and get retailers opened, but a provision allows parents to legally administer medical marijuana to their children before the bill takes effect in a month.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.