PA Senate Will Vote on Medical Marijuana

But opposition expected in the House.

“A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania could be ready for a state Senate committee vote this month, supporters say,” Newsworks reports. “The bill would set up state oversight of doctors to prescribe marijuana for a range of illnesses, said Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, the Republican leading the charge for medical marijuana.”

Senate approval is expected, but the plan is expected to meet opposition — and perhaps failure — in the House. (Newsworks)

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  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    Boss Franklin would cry in his grave if he knew how PENN denied freedom today

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed…

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions

    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions

    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade

    Deaths by Guns: Millions

    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions

    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

    • buzzbye

      Well now I see you have become such a loser in society along with many of your friends. I use to pick up people like you that started out smoking pot and then turned to harder drugs off the street who o d all the time. Your a waste of life loser.

      • Les Stark

        The losers are those who believe that we can somehow arrest our way out of the problems that drugs cause, who believe that the criminal justice system is the best way to deal with the problem, who do not see the humanity of those who do drugs, and those who believe in throwing people in prison for pot so strongly that they would deny cannabis as a medicine to someone even if they died. Luckily, you are in the shrinking minority viewpoint. You represent the stubborn, irrational 15% of the population that does not believe in legal medical cannabis. That’s okay though, you cause us no real concern. While you are trying to live in a 1930′s style of ignorance, the rest of us will be creating the future. You’ll get used to it.

        • buzzbye

          Go read the article Phila Mag just put up today about 1/3 of applicants failing or not taking drug tests loser

      • John Smith

        BuzzBye is^Obviously a shill cop. You’re just upset about all the money the department will lose over the legalization. Why not put the schools first? Instead of worrying about militarizeing. You’re not soldiers and never will be.

        • buzzbye

          Sure ahole. When I was in ems I had the heartache of getting a call for a 18 year old girl that od on coke. 2 hours later I had to go back to the same house and take her mom to the hospital for a M I . I also worked as a CNA in a hospital with a drug rehab . When I was pulled to this rat hole most of these people started out as pot heads and then moved on to the hard stuff. . So I doi NOT need some low life gutter dweller like you to tell me what I am. IT have seen first hand what drugs does to families. It kills human beings you worthless low life gutter dwelling maggot!

          • seriious

            People over the age of 21 that use marijuana don’t move on to harder drugs. I was in a drug program where I was 1 out of 20 people who was there for marijuana n the other 19 people was there for pain pain pills. All of them used marijuana at some point in their lives but they also broke a bone or had severe pain that let them to be prescribed narcotic pain meds and eventually they moved on to heroin to ease the pain, or started buying pain meds off the streets to cope. Doctors issue pain meds regularly and these drugs are gateway drugs that lead people to use harder drugs or close to their meds. Where as medical marijuana states don’t have these problems because they don’t prescribed pain meds to adults anymore…. they are prescribing medical marijuana. See How you like when a family member or yourself becomes strung out on narcotic medication because of some injury and continues aiding your pain with these pain meds instead of just smoking a joint and calling it a day!

          • buzzbye

            Smoking pot around your kids sets a real great example doesn’t it ? what a pathetic excuse for human beings you all are. You all are nothing but pathetic losers. Good luck getting a high paying job after you fail a drug test for workers comp stupid

          • buzzbye

            Guess you maggots have not seen the deaths by auto that have increased in Colorado by driving under the influence of pot? or the violent crimes from pot laced with pcp ? the guy who just last month murdered his wife when he was strung out on pot laced with pcp? Go ahead and deny all you want losers. Facts are facts.

          • John Smith

            What about the vehicular deaths related to alcohol or texting? Sorry, but you’ve been seen for what you are.

          • buzzbye

            Article on philly.com about driving under influence of being high up in pa posted today loser!

          • Psyx Tripps

            Buzzbye- Your an idiot. Ever Hear of the LaGuardia Commission and the Raymond Shafer Commission? Has your narrow mind seen how much money they have made in 4 months? Plus the murder rate has dropped 50%. Have you also known that my town in PA has a Heroin Epidemic? Where pot isn’t legal and I saw nothing but pills and powder being passed in school. Open up your eyes!

          • Immortal Illumined

            so glad the prohibitionists have you on their side…no wonder they are getting crushed around the globe…WINNING

          • Cait Lin

            The pot didn’t do it. The PCP did it. Duhhh. Geez, I’m glad you’re not my partner in an investigation.

          • seriious

            Medical marijuana helps people like me On real Disability who hates taking pain meds…. n their are hundreds of people who use marijuana n have good jobs…. So grow up sir and be happy

          • commanderfish

            I bet you drink alcohol around your children and it’s one of the most destructive substances to abuse.

          • buzzbye

            Nope. No kids .And when I do drink I have a beer in my house with my wife at dinner at Christmas. So eff off loser. I am way better than you losers in more ways than you could ever think possible

          • Psyx Tripps

            I bet you are, you’re probably on anti-depressents/psychotics. And BTW I’m a happy-go lucky loser who says hello to people like you on the street and your too good enough to acknowledge the fact that there kind other people that exist regardless what they take to get by everyday.

          • Psyx Tripps

            Last fatality I saw killing pedestrians in PA the driver was under alcohol and ativan. Killing 3 children. Didn’t you watch the stoned driving tests in Colorado? It made them no dangerous than the ice cream man!

          • Youssef Ismail

            Uh huh, and all the hells angels began with bicycles. Clearly bicycles are a “gateway” to deadly biker gangs. Your lack of logic is amusing.

          • buzzbye

            Is that all you can come up with you bacon choking p o s muslim maggot?

      • Youssef Ismail

        The “gateway” myth was debunked long ago, by this magical voodoo we have called “science”. It’s as real as vampires and purple unicorns. If that’s the basis of your argument, you lose.

      • Immortal Illumined

        yup…big waste of life

      • buzzbyeisadouche

        man you are full of facts that arent backed by any solid facts or studies. keep regurgitating the rhetoric taught to you, instead of seeking out true hard facts.

        • buzzbye

          hey douchbagloser. Phila Mag just put a article up today you may want to read maggot! 1/3 of people who apply for jobs either fail the drug screen or never bother to take it when applying for the job! employers cant get Highly qualified applicants to fill positions because of losers like you smoking weed ahole!

  • Les Stark

    For clarity, we expect that we DO have enough votes in the House. There is some opposition there, but not enough to stop it. We will send this legislation to Tom Corbett to sign. If he doesn’t want to sign it, we’ll boot him out and put Tom Wolf in there.

  • Cait Lin

    The ones who disagree need it the most. :)

  • buzzbyeisthemaggot!

    @buzzbye:disqus some of the most successful humans in this earth smoke marijuana! Doctors,lawyers,teachers etc… smoke it. It is NOT a “gateway drug”. No one has ever died of marijuana or overdosed on marijuana. I never take meds, not even tylenol, or do hard drugs. Guess what, i’m 24 years old i smoke EVERYDAY i work a part time job in the morning and have my OWN business (AT 24!!) that i work in the afternoon/night. I also do glass art on the side whenever i can find time. Does any of this sound “loserish” to you? I didn’t think so….you “maggot”, have some research to do.