Pennsylvania State Policy Alert

Sent: April 26, 2011
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Topic: Medical Marijuana

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Pa.: Medical marijuana bill introduced in the Senate!

Message: 

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) – introduced SB 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 proposal.

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.