A vote on a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania isn’t expected until next week at the earliest.
Sources on Thursday said leaders and staffers in the state House and Senate continue to review the recently-passed House legalization bill and discuss possible tweaks.
It remains a delicate situation. The bill originated in the Senate but then was substantially changed by the House, making it necessary for the Senate to approve it again.
But Senate leaders have cited “technical” issues they say could hinder the process of getting a medical marijuana program up and running. Private meetings which have been taking place for more than a week are focused on addressing those issues in a fashion that would pass a second vote in the House, where some influential members oppose medical marijuana.
If the bill can’t be tweaked in a way that will withstand another vote in the House, it’s possible the Senate will approve the present version of the bill. That would send it to Gov. Tom Wolf, who has promised to sign it. [Read more at PennLive.com]