It was an ordinary day. Been wondering for months what the large building about two blocks from our house was going to be after retail giant Kmart closed its doors. Well, today we found out! Going to be Lancaster County's 1st dispensary for the sale of medical marijuana. It was back on April 17, 2016 that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act into law making it the 24th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. The act called for licensing 65 growers, 65 processors and 130 dispensaries based on population figures within the state.
So what is this wonder drug that Pennsyl- vania is going to dispense from the old Kmart building near my house? The term "Medical marijuana" refers to using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or symptom. The Marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat a range of illnesses or symptoms, prompting a growing number of states, including PA, to legalize it for medical use. Doctors will need to apply for a license to prescribe medical marijuana for "serious medical conditions" such as: Cancer, Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired deficiency syndrome, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, Epilepsy, Inflammatory bowel disease, Neuropathies, Huntington's disease, Chron's disease, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Intractable seizures, Glaucoma, 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, and Autism.
|This large store used to be a Kmart. Now it is being considered|
for a station to dispense medical marijuana. I guess they can
leave the Pharmacy sign in place if they care to.