Pa. to become 1st state to add autism as qualifying condition for medical marijuana

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HARRISBURG, Pa. —Pennsylvania is set to become the first state in the country to explicitly stipulate autism as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana.

That will happen if the amended version of the bill, a “functional medical marijuana bill,” passes the Senate and gets a signature from the governor.

“Functional” states list out the ailments for which doctors can prescribe medical marijuana. In addition to autism, the House-passed version of the bill lists 16 other eligible conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and cancer.

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