As Pennsylvania moves toward legalizing adult-use cannabis, some lawmakers remain focused

As Pennsylvania moves toward legalizing adult-use cannabis, some lawmakers remain focused

Medical researchers are increasingly looking into cannabis as a treatment option for some mental health conditions. The research comes as attitudes toward cannabis among doctors, patients and lawmakers are evolving.

Pennsylvania created a medical marijuana program in 2016.

State Sen. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) came from a law enforcement background and initially saw cannabis as a gateway drug. He voted for the measure, though, citing in part the experiences he had heard from constituents who were veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: 3

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