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Petitioning Sen. Joe Scarnati PA-025 and 33 others

Urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly to Pass Medical Marijuana Legislation

14 states and Washington D.C. have legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients with a doctors recommendation. Currently nearly 30% of the population of the US live where medical marijuana is legal. A recent poll conducted by Franklin & Marshall college shows that 80% of Pennsylvanians agree that medical marijuana should be legal. Its time to allow patients access to the medicine their doctor sees fit for their medical treatment, even if that medicine is marijuana. Scientific and anecdotal evidence show that marijuana has medicinal value. The US allowed marijuana to be prescribed up until 1942. In the late 1970s the FDA allowed marijuana to be prescribed through compassionate exemptions that were issued to a small number of patients. Under George H.W. Bush the program was ended but the patients who got the exemptions are still prescribed marijuana and recieve it from the federal government. In 2009 Rep. Cohen, and in 2010 Sen. Leach, introduced the first medical marijuana bills in the history of the PA General Assembly, H.B. 1393 and S.B. 1350. This petition urges the committees that are considering the bill, and if you live in PA your district's senator and representative in the General Assembly, to pass the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Sen. Joe Scarnati PA-025
  • State Representative
    Kathy Manderino
  • State Representative
    Frank Oliver
  • State Representative
    Gene DiGirolamo
  • State Representative
    Kevin Haggerty
  • State Representative
    Kerry Benninghoff
  • State Representative
    Eddie Pashinski
  • State Representative
    Tim Seip
  • State Representative
    Stephen Kinsey
  • State Senator
    Bob Mensch
  • State Representative
    Barbara McIlvaine Smith
  • State Senator
    Elder Vogel
  • State Representative
    Vanessa Brown
  • State Senator
    Kim Ward
  • State Representative
    Seth Grove
  • State Representative
    Paul Drucker
  • State Representative
    Louise Bishop
  • State Representative
    Ronald Waters
  • State Senator
    Edwin Erickson
  • State Senator
    Shirley Kitchen
  • State Senator
    Lisa Baker
  • State Senator
    Patricia Vance
  • State Senator
    Vincent Hughes
  • State Senator
    Jay Costa
  • State Representative
    Mauree Gingrich
  • State Representative
    Jake Wheatley
  • State Representative
    Ryan Mackenzie
  • State Representative
    Katie True
  • State Representative
    Bryan Cutler
  • State Representative
    Katharine Watson
  • State Representative
    James Clay
  • State Representative
    Thaddeus Kirkland
  • State Representative
    Nicholas Micozzie
  • State Representative
    Matthew Baker


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