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.