A statewide nurses group backs the use of medical marijuana.
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association says it supports legislation to legalize medical marijuana. The PSNA represents more than 212,000 registered nurses in the state
The group has announced that it supports a Pa. Senate bill that protects patients from prosecution when seeking medical marijuana and healthcare providers who suggest the drug. The nurses also support the bill's call for the establishment of efficient drug delivery, growing and dispensing systems.
The PSNA takes the position that medical marijuana is worthy of further rigorous clinical testing to truly weigh its risks and benefits.