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What changes could be coming to Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program?

One proposal would allow medical marijuana to be prescribed for any health condition
By Scott LaMar

Medical marijuana law update would lift the advertising ban on Pa. doctors

A sponsor of the legislation said it would help “level the playing field” between doctors and third-party companies.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

ACLU lawsuit alleges Berks County treatment court programs turn away medical marijuana users

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is suing the Berks County court system, saying its policies that keep people who use medical marijuana out of court-run treatment programs violate state law.

By Gabriela Martínez

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Pa. opioid settlement money: What you need to know

In Pennsylvania, there’s currently no single resource for people to see how counties and local governments plan to spend the money. But understanding the process can help you influence it.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA and Kate Giammarise/WESA

Pa. health department faces lawmaker questioning over medical marijuana doctor data

The agency has sued to keep secret how often individual doctors approve patients for medical marijuana.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Pa. Department of Health sues to keep medical marijuana program data secret

Patients need a doctor’s permission to get a medical cannabis card in Pa. But data on those approvals remain secret.
By Ed Mahon

How anxiety came to dominate the big business of medical marijuana cards in Pennsylvania

An unprecedented Spotlight PA analysis of 1 million medical marijuana certifications reveals how a change by policymakers made it possible for virtually anyone to get a card.
By Ed Mahon

A behind-the-scenes look at Spotlight PA’s analysis of 1 million medical marijuana certifications

The Pennsylvania Department of Health sued Spotlight PA in an attempt to keep data on qualifying conditions secret, but a court ruling in favor of the newsroom forced their release.
By Ed Mahon