Panel Largely Supports Medical Marijuana Use In Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA:  An all-star panel of legal, religious and drug treatment experts gathered at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Thursday, where the group largely supported the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania while debating the likely impact on the state’s police, schools, prisons and communities.

Gathered inside the Bromeley Family Theater, the panel discussed the potential impacts of legalized marijuana as the state considers legislation that would allow certain forms of medical marijuana use.

Critics have linked medical marijuana legalization with higher rates of hard drug use among adults and higher levels of pot use among children.

Panel member and Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) sheriff Tim Whitcomb said the danger of a medical marijuana industry is, in part, the drugs falling into illegitimate hands.

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