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    Bus Trip to Harrisburg for Campaign For Compassion Rally

    Pittsburgh Norml and the Pittsburgh Norml Women’s Alliance are happy to be chartering a luxury bus to this event: Tuesday, September 22  at 5:00am Campaign for Compassion will be hosting a rally and press conference outside of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. Please save the date! We want to pack the grounds and send a powerful message to the General Assembly and their Leadership that we want action on SB3, the Compassionate Use of Cannabis Act, immediately! What better time to send that message than their first day back in session? We are taking a bus load of people with us and space is limited to 40 tickets! Here’s…

  • Activism,  Current Pending Legislation,  News

    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Blocked by Rep. Matt Baker thedailychronic.net

    HARRISBURG, PA —  A bill decisively passed by the Pennsylvania Senate to allow medical marijuana in the state could be stalled indefinitely if a key lawmaker in the House has his way. Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga County), Chair of the House Health Committee, said Friday that he has no intentions of allowing his committee to take up the Senate’s medical marijuana bill — or any other bill to allow marijuana for medical purposes. “It is not likely that this bill will be taken up in the foreseeable future at this point in time,” Baker said Friday. Unfortunately for those Pennsylvanians suffering from cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, or a dozen other qualifying conditions, the…

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    Sick Pennsylvanians at the mercy of the Pennsylvanian House with Senate Bill 3.

    The Pennsylvania Senate is poised to once again pass a medicinal cannabis bill. Senate Bill 3, essentially a mirror of the bill that passed 43 – 7 in the last legislative session, could be voted on as early as today. Prime sponsors Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Bucks) are confident of passage. The bill will then proceed to the House. Senate Bill 3 would establish a regulatory scheme through which licenses to grow, process and dispense medicinal cannabis would be established. Patients with “qualifying conditions” would be permitted to apply for a medicinal cannabis card upon the recommendation of their physician, provided the condition is one of…