Things could be changing dramatically for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

An advisory board that over sees the state’s medical marijuana program voted unanimously on Monday to recommend allowing patients to buy marijuana in dry leaf form.

Currently medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is sold as creams and oils.

Although the leaves would still need to be vaporized to be used, it would give medical patients more options to buy and leaf form is believed by advocates to be faster acting as well as easier to process and cheaper. The state does not allow smoking marijuana to be legal.

The advisory panel has also recommended adding new medical conditions to the list that would qualify for medical marijuana. This includes cancer remission therapy and neurodegenerative diseases.

It may be awhile until anything comes to fruition as the health secretary is given one year to decide which recommendations will take effect.

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