Medical marijuana advocates push for vote
July 10, 2014
HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate is
unlikely to act on medical marijuana legislation before the fall, to the
disappointment of about two dozen mothers, grandmothers, nurses and small
children who went to the Capitol to press for its passage.
Dana Ulrich of Lancaster County said Tuesday
that she couldn't understand why senators won't act sooner when lives are at
Ulrich's 6-year-old daughter Lorelei suffers
from severe seizures and she and other advocates believe marijuana oil extracts
can save the lives of their seizure-wracked children while helping treat other
The bill is in the Appropriations Committee
and Chairman Jake Corman says his staff didn't have time to analyze it before
senators take their traditional summer break from Harrisburg.
It lacks support from Gov. Tom Corbett and
House Republican majority leaders.