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It’s Official: Governor Signs Billl Legalizing Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania makes 24. By signing the legislation on Sunday, Gov. Tom Wolf put the commonwealth in the company of 23 other states plus the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical use.

Before a large celebratory crowd gathered in the Capitol Rotunda, Wolf put his name on a measure that undoubtedly will be one of the hallmarks of his administration and fulfill what has been a hard-fought and emotional goal of a group of ardent and indefatigable supporters.

Upon witnessing Wolf’s signature on the bill, Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County – who was dubbed “Marijuana Mike” for his relentless push for this legislation – declared: “It’s law.”

The ceremony held on a Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of advocates that filled the Rotunda floor and staircase and spilled into the second floor balcony. The size of the crowd even appeared to shock Wolf judging by the look on his face as he made his way into the Rotunda from an adjacent hallway and craned his neck backward to see the people standing on the floor above.

“This is really a great day for Pennsylvania,” Wolf said. “This is really a great day for all of us.” [Read more at PennLive.com]

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