Medical marijuana in Pa.: passage unlikely before fall
Published on 7/22/15
State representatives in Pennsylvania have been hard at work devising a medical marijuana bill they feel will pass the House and give the patients long awaited relief. One state rep says he doesn't think the bill will be ready by this fall, meaning patients could be waiting another year or two for the first access to safe and legal medicine. Some are hoping amendments will be made allowing those in need access to other state's medical marijuana as soon as Pennsylvania's governor signs the bill.
"At this point, it's more important to get a good bill that helps a lot of people," said Bentch, whose daughter suffers from seizures which aren't controlled with approved drugs, and who believes a marijuana-derived medication offers the best hope.