Pennsylvania will consider additional qualifying conditions, such as anxiety, for medical marijuana

Pennsylvania could soon make more conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

The state Medical Marijuana Advisory Board in November approved a new process for amending and expanding the state’s list of 21 serious conditions for which patients may use cannabis as treatment, Department of Health spokesman Nate Wardle said.

In the coming weeks, the board will begin accepting research-based petitions to add specific conditions to the list of qualifying ailments, with tentative plans to discuss and vote on the first round of submissions during its next meeting Feb. 1.

Cannabis for anxiety, depression?

Patient advocates say they’re hopeful the change will extend eligibility to more at