An advisory board recently voted to add anxiety and Tourette syndrome to the list of conditions that can be treated with medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Now it's up to Dr. Rachel Levine, the Secretary of State for Public Health, to decide whether to follow the recommendation of the medical advisory board for medical marijuana.
While the board based its decision on evidence to support the use of medical marijuana to treat the two conditions, Levine said she will study additional medical literature before making her decision, according to The Morning Call.
Considering adding the two conditions came as a result of a process that allows people to request the addition of conditions. The board refused to add requests for conditions, including insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome, reported The Morning Call.
The board also recommended that state legislators change the medical marijuana law 2016 to allow edible forms of marijuana.
Pennsylvania currently allows 21 medical conditions to be treated with medical marijuana.
At the end of last year, about 66,000 people in Pennsylvania had received the card they needed to buy medical marijuana, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, which oversees the medical marijuana program.