Medical Marijuana Activists Plan Sit-In at Corbett’s Office

Threat comes as medical professionals say benefits indeterminate.

CBS Pittsburgh reports that medical marijuana activists — including parents of sick kids — may sit-in at Gov. Tom Corbett’s office this week in order to get his backing for legalization.

At a rally on the capitol steps Monday morning, parents gave the governor until Friday to schedule an appointment with them.

“The governor does not accept any of our phone calls. He does not meet with anyone,” added Danielle McGurk of Beaver Falls. “If he doesn’t meet with our families, then we will have no other choice but to do a sit-in,” added McGurk.

CBS Philly reports, though, that a meeting here of the American Academy of Neurologists found the evidence of efficacy — in brain diseases, at least — inconclusve.

Review author Dr. Gary Gronseth (seated on podium at right) says they looked at more than 1,000 studies but only 33 were “of reasonable quality,” in his view.

“The problem is, we don’t know it works for most neurologic conditions,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

Does that mean they have a long way to go?

“There is a long way to go.  That’s why most of our conclusions are, ‘We can’t tell whether this works or doesn’t work.’ “