Pa.: Medical marijuana bill introduced in the Senate!
Late last week, four democratic senators – Daylin Leach
(D-Montco), Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia), Jim Ferlo
(D-Allegheney/Westmoreland/Armstrong), and Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheney) –
1003, a bill that would allow seriously ill and debilitated Pennsylvanians
to use and possess medical marijuana free from the threat of arrest and
prosecution so long as they have their physicians’ recommendations. In addition,
this bill would create state regulated dispensaries so that Pennsylvania
patients would have immediate, safe, and reliable access to their medicine. Please email your senator and ask him or her to support this
A medical marijuana bill was introduced last session as
well. That bill had a committee hearing in the House, but never moved past the
House Health and Human Services Committee. This bill has been referred to the
Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a
hearing. Email your senator today and advocate for sensible
medical marijuana laws.
Legislators want to know the pulse of their constituency;
let your senator know that you support medical marijuana, and ask him or her to do so as well.