Senate Weighs Options on Pa.'s Medical Marijuana Legislation

The fate of legislation to legalize medical use of marijuana in Pennsylvania is in the hands of the state Senate - and lawmakers there have questions.

The legislation, Senate Bill 3, passed the House of Representatives March 16 on a 149-43 vote.

The Senate has two options – vote on the bill as it is and send it to the governor, or make additional amendments and send it back to the House for a second vote, said Fred Sembach, chief of staff for Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon).

Senators are questioning whether the bill can be implemented as passed by the House, Sembach said.

Sembach expected more definitive answers about the Senate's course of action when it returns to session next week.

The first question surrounding the bill is that the bill's language was changed to medical marijuana instead of medical cannabis, which the Senate used originally to differentiate the bill...

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