Pennsylvania House To Hold Satellite Hearing On Medical Marijuana

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will hold a joint satellite hearing of the Health and Judiciary Committees on medical marijuana. The hearing will take place on March 24, 2015 at 10:00AM at the University of PA Health System in the Perelman School of Medicine Zumbrow Auditorium, 800 S. Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA.

Legislation to enact a medical marijuana program in Pennsylvania has been active since 2009 when Rep. Mark Cohen (D-Philadelphia) first introduced a bill.

In 2014 the state Senate passed a limited medical cannabis products bill, SB 1182, by a vote of 43-7. But that legislation was severely restricted, allowing just 10 qualifying conditions and only edible preparations.

On February 25, 2015, the Senate State Government Committee held a hearing to listen to testimony on Senate Bill 3 (Folmer/Leach).

Patients, medical professionals, scientists and community leaders have been urging legislators in both chambers to expand the...

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