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Medical Marijuana Advocates Push For Vote In Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small children are in the Pennsylvania Capitol to ask state senators to advance medical marijuana legislation.

Dana Ulrich of Lancaster County said Tuesday that they are asking senators to vote the bill out of the Appropriations Committee and pass it before leaving the Capitol for the summer.

Ulrich’s 6-year-old daughter Lorelei suffers from severe seizures.

Ulrich and other advocates believe that marijuana oil extracts can save the lives of their seizure-wracked children while helping treat other ailments in children and adults, such as cancer or multiple sclerosis.

Gov. Tom Corbett supports a narrower legalization of marijuana oil extract for medical purposes, while leaders of the House Republican majority says they’re opposed because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved it.

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