Gov. Tom Corbett is changing his position on medical marijuana and is backing the legalization of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures in children.
Christine Brann, of Hershey, Pa. (at microphone in photo), is the mother of a young son with a severe form of epilepsy. She believes medical marijuana is the only course of treatment left to her son.
The research spans 20 years and looked at a sample of nearly 12 million students nationwide.
He spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.
The issue of legalizing marijuana for medical use got the strongest and widest support, approved 87-to-14 percent in aggregate.
A new poll shows that a large majority of Pennsylvania voters favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but residents are divided over whether possession of even small amounts for recreational use should be legalized.
Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.
But a spokesman for the senate majority leader says the fact that a hearing was held does not indicate a groundswell of support for medical marijuana in the state senate.
The Senate Law and Justice Committee has scheduled a hearing for the last Tuesday of the month on a bill to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill has seven co-sponsors, including one GOP Senator.
A North Jersey couple who helped change state law to get Medical Marijuana for their ailing toddler is pulling up stakes and moving to Colorado, so the child can get the help she needs.
Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach – who’s also running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th district – has long been a champion of legalizing marijuana. But this time, he says he’s picked up a Republican Senator who will co-sponsor his legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
Compassionate Care Foundation is tucked back in an industrial park in Egg Harbor Township. No walk-ins are allowed; it’s by appointment only.
The facility, called the Compassionate Care Foundation and located in Egg Harbor Township, will be the first to serve South Jersey residents.
A second medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey is scheduled to open later this month. It will be the first dispensary south of Trenton.
Operators of South Jersey’s first Medical Marijuana facility have yet to open their doors and they’re already planning to expand.