supporters rally in Pa. Capitol
(AP) — A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws are
taking their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol.
at the Keystone Cannabis Reform Rally on Monday urged the use of the drug for
medical purposes, the production of industrial hemp and the decriminalization
of recreational marijuana.
pending in a state Senate committee would permit the use of marijuana for
National Conference of State Legislatures says 20 states and Washington, D.C.,
currently allow for comprehensive public medical marijuana programs.
bill's prospects are uncertain, and Gov. Tom Corbett has signaled his general
opposition. His spokesman says that if federal drug regulators decide the use
of a marijuana byproduct is safe and effective for patients, he would review