PENNSYLVANIA: After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators passed legislation to legalize several forms of medical marijuana.
But the bill approved Wednesday, 43-7, faces opposition from House Republican leaders and Gov. Tom Corbett.
The chamber’s debate had been propelled by parents who believe a marijuana oil extract can help their seizure-wracked children.
Under the proposal, state residents would need an access card from the Health Department after proving they have a practitioner-patient relationship and written confirmation of a qualifying medical condition.