Medical marijuana may pass the Pennsylvania house today

03.16.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Yesterday was a busy day for lawmakers. They passed some of the 200 amendments attached to the bill, but paused before taking a vote on the final package.

They did it while supporters were outside the door, rallying. Governor Tom Wolf went out to encourage them.
Among the amendments approved, sickle cell anemia would fall under eligible diseases, and all dispensaries have to be at least 200 feet from a school.

Wolf predicted the rest of it will be passed very soon.

As it stands, medical marijuana could be dispensed in forms including pills, creams, oils, liquids and forms that can be vaporized, but smoking of medical marijuana isn't allowed.

Opponents warn the drug hasn't been sufficiently studied to offer to the general public.