New changes coming to Pennsylvania medical marijuana law

PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — A new bill is proposing changes to the current medical marijuana laws in Pennsylvania.

Currently, the Commonwealth has a zero-tolerance policy for anyone driving with THC (the psychoactive chemical in marijuana) in their system.

However, advocates for Senate Bill 167 say that even when the intoxicating effects of marijuana wear off, THC remains in the body for much longer. Meaning even if a driver is not intoxicated at the time of a drug test, they can still test positive for THC.

Senate Bill 167, sponsored by State Sen. Camera Bartolotta (Beaver/Greene/Washington), would require “proof of impairment”, just like with many other prescription medications.

Source: New changes coming to Pennsylvania medical marijuana law

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