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Medical marijuana could soon be legal in Pennsylvania

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By, Heather Warner

Two state senators are pushing legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Democratic Senator Daylin Leach and Republican Senator Mike Folmer authored Senate bill 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.

The bill would legalize the use of medical cannabis by patients as recommended by attending physicians.

The bill marks the first time in Senate history that a medical cannabis bill has been drafted with bipartisan support.

Senator Leach says, “Studies have shown that medical cannabis has a multitude of health benefits that will help people who are suffering, and there are so many Pennsylvanians in need of that help.”

The next step…the bill heads to a senate committee for consideration.

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9 Comments to “Medical marijuana could soon be legal in Pennsylvania”

    john sallade said:
    January 15, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    please legalize medical marijuana(its a God given natural plant)–been dealing with severe back/hip/leg pain for over 10 years–had surgeries,p/t therapys,accupuncture,injections,epidurals,nerve block-stim etc.–the prescriptions given have BAD side-effects and help very little–

    Heather said:
    January 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    My daughter Callie was 4 1/2 when she contracted viral encephalitis and suffered 3 strokes after having a flu shot. She is cortically blind, unable to speak, requires constant supervision due to the countless number of Lennox-Gastaut seizures she has daily. She has tried numerous combinations of drugs that are FAR WORSE then cannibis ever will be! They make her tired, constipated, grumpy, lathargic, the list goes on and on of the horrible side effects she deals with from drugs that do nothing for her! She is only 9! She deserves a chance at a better life! So many children AND adults could benefit from MMJ! We will not stop fighting but it is a shame that many of us are making the hard decision to move to a legal state away from our family & friends who have been our biggest support system and away from the state we were born, raised and love. Truly sad!

    BossIlluminati said:
    January 15, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%….from illegal everywhere to soon legal everywhere…

    20 years behind us PENN, sad and scary…cali runs this planet by 2 decades, wow

    AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

    Joshua said:
    January 15, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    It's about time!

    JRod said:
    January 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    It's amazing that prohibition has lasted this long. Race fueled battles are over, it's time to legalize!

    Bill Mayer said:
    January 15, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Can you please give me one reason why hemp is illegal? Just One. Come on you can do it.

    Nino Mitch said:
    January 20, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Governor Corbett. If you can come up with one negative as to why this should be illegal in our state, let alone country, we, the people who elected you and to whom you serve, would love to hear it. My niece suffers from Dravets syndrome. She is on so many legal drugs with so many horrible side effects, it’s hard to comprehend. Come on governor. Let’s enter the 21st century together and help these children and countless others NOW!

    Will Macnett said:
    January 23, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Governor Corbett, listen to the people of this great State pleading for the legalization of marijuana to help the sick and pain suffering people of the State that you represent. We the people of this great State are counting on you to back these beautiful people up and do whatever it takes to get this legalization of marijuana finally done. It's about time, and has been too long overdue already.

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