Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed HB 2676, a bill that authorizes pharmacists to independently administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines to individuals 5 years of age and older. HB 2676 also permits pharmacy technicians to administer vaccines under the supervision of pharmacists, physicians, or registered nurses. This legislation marks an important win for independent pharmacists across the state.
On April 6, 2022, Pennsylvania Senators Judith Schwank and Sharif Street announced their plan to introduce legislation banning the sale of delta-8 THC in the state. Pennsylvania is one of several states that allows the sale of medical marijuana, but opponents of delta-8 THC argue that this strain poses a serious risk, especially to children and adolescents. Schwank noted that delta-8 “is sold in a way and marketed in a way to appeal to kids with flavors like lemon haze, blue Skittles, and strawberry shortcake… [W]e are talking about legalizing [recreational] marijuana in Pennsylvania, but this is a separate issue.” Many states have already banned or restricted the sale of delta-8 THC or are considering similar bans on delta-8 products.
House Bill 1024, signed by Governor Wolf, tweaks Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law to "put medical marijuana more in line with pharmaceuticals in a pharmacy". It approves of curbside pick-up of marijuana prescriptions, increases the maximum supply to be obtained at one time, and expands who can fill orders for a patient.
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