Posted on January 15, 2014
Pennsylvania is the most recent state to take up consideration of medical marijuana with the introduction of the bi-partisan Governor Raymond Shafer Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act this week. The bill has received input from lawmakers, healthcare professionals, parents, patients, activists from local and national marijuana law reform organizations, and medical marijuana industry professionals from other states, including Colorado. Prospects for the legislation are uncertain, as Governor Tom Corbett, who is seeking re-election in 2014, has said he would veto any bill allowing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. Read a news report here.