Pa. Sen. Committee Moving Toward Medical Marijuana Vote

Law360, Philadelphia (June 10, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT) -- After hearing testimony from a group of doctors, patients and advocates in Harrisburg on Tuesday, the chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee said he planned to move forward with a vote in the coming weeks on legislation legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Sen. Charles McIlhinney Jr., R-Bucks, said that testimony during two hearings had helped to galvanize support on both sides of the aisle, but he cautioned that winning support from both chambers of the state’s General Assembly could be a heavier lift.

“I don’t see this as a Republican or Democrat issue. I’m seeing...

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