Pennsylvania lawmakers moved Monday to put final touches on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, reviving a long-debated measure that had stalled near the finish line last month.
The Senate agreed to add a few technical changes to the House-approved bill. Republican leaders who control both chambers say that barring last-minute objections, the legislation could land on Gov. Wolf’s desk for a signature this week.
“I believe everyone is acting in good faith, but I will be holding my breath until the final vote is taken,” said Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery), who, with Republican Sen. Mike Folmer of Lebanon County, has championed the bill.
If the measure becomes law, Pennsylvania would join New Jersey and 23 other states that have approved medical marijuana. It would allow people suffering from cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, intractable seizures, and other conditions to obtain marijuana in pill, oil, or ointment form at dispensaries statewide. [Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer]
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