Misinformation May Have Killed Medical Marijuana

PENNSYLVANIA:  After all that, it seems as though medical cannabis will not be legalized in Pennsylvania this year.

What began as a bill to help in the fight against ailments like childhood epilepsy, AIDS and glaucoma will likely end today the way legislation in the Pennsylvania House often does: By being ignored after a so-called “misinformation” campaign.

It goes like this: Last year, State Sens. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) and Mike Folmer (R-Lancaster) introduced a bill that’d been a long time coming; it would have, if passed by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Corbett, legalized medical cannabis in the state.

Leach had been a long-time proponent of both medicinal and recreational marijuana use. Folmer came on board after doing research on the issue. It was the first bipartisan effort in Pennsylvania.


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