Pennsylvania Cannabis Connection
Started 3 petitions
To Allow the Dispensaries and Grower/processors to participate in the PA Cannabis Festival
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has decided to bar the licensed dispensaries and grower/processors from participating in the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival. This limitation includes sponsorship, vending and attending the festival. This is unjust to the community and the patients of the program. The patients deserve access to information and communication directly to the sources that cultivate, produce and dispense their medicine. The decision does not only impact the community but also impacts the group that is hosting the festival. Excluding the dispensaries and growers has started an outrage amoung the community and patients which may result in less attendees than initially predicted. The festival draws a large crowd upwards of 10,000 people. The notoriety that is generated from the event brings tourism and business to the rest of the city of Scranton and surrounding towns. This petition is in attempt to persuade the Pennsylvania Department of Health to reconsider their decision and allow the licensed dispensaries and cultivators to attend and participate in the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival.
Expansion of Conditions
Expansion of Conditions Petition Presented by Pennsylvania Cannabis Connection Do you know anyone who suffers from an anxiety or depression disorder? How about migraines that are so severe that they cannot perform their daily functions? Do you wish that they could find some sort of relief? What would you do if I told you that relief is out there? That relief is found through Cannabis. Cannabis is medicine. The Pennsylvania medical marijuana program enacted by Act 16 currently acknowledges 17 serious medical conditions. A “serious medical condition as defined by Act 16 is any of the following: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Autism. Cancer. Crohn’s Disease. Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity. Epilepsy. Glaucoma. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Huntington’s Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Intractable Seizures. Multiple Sclerosis. Neuropathies. Parkinson’s Disease. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Sickle Cell Anemia. Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective. Although this is a great start for the people of Pennsylvania, we must expand the list of conditions to provide relief for a wider demographic of patients. Goal of this petition: Expand the list of the conditions to include anxiety disorders, depression disorders, insomnia, and the phrase “any existing severe medical condition that is deemed chronic, debilitating or in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective”. If the state has made the decision to allow a medical marijuana program that program should not in any way limit the number of people who can participate by limiting the conditions to the previous list of “serious medical conditions”. Certified physicians should have the authority to deem what is a serious medical condition and if that patient could benefit from medical cannabis.
Home Cultivation for Medical Marijuana Patients and Caregivers in Pennsylvania
Home Cultivation Petition Presented by Pennsylvania Cannabis Connection The Home Cultivation Petition would produce a pivotal change to the program that would allow patients and caregivers to cultivate their own medicine. This change can optimize the efficiency of the mmj program by lowering prices, fixing supply and demand issues and assuring clean medicine. A high percentage of patients that seek relief through medical marijuana survive solely on fixed incomes and assistance from the government due to their preexisting, qualifying condition. The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program was originally proposed as a compassionate legislation designed in favor of the people. As of 2018, the Medical Marijuana Program’s price points have been geared toward middle and upper class patients that are able to afford the higher priced medicines. These high price points make medicine unattainable for countless in need, including those who need it most. Home cultivation will create a steady supply, resulting in less expensive medicine that reduces the burden of cost on patients. Goal of this petition: Add measures that would allow for the home cultivation of cannabis by registered patients and caregivers. Require the individuals who are interested in home cultivation to take an 8 hour safety and preparedness course. -Including a brief history of cannabis, the life cycle of cannabis, various grow methods, grow room construction, fire safety and best practices. Require the cannabis that is cultivated by a caregiver on behalf of patients or supplied to a dispensary to be tested and certified clean. Those in favor of the addition of home cultivation to the existing Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program are encouraged to sign this petition.