House medical marijuana gambit may be up in smoke

Friday, Rep. Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) announced his intention to offer an amendment to a bill during Tuesday’s voting session that would provide for the legalization for medical marijuana. His proposal is identical to a proposal that recently passed the Senate.

As the situation developed Monday, it appears the attempt to offer the amendment might be up in smoke.

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Leach gives response to medical marijuana amendment offered by Rep. Gainey

VIDEO: Leach gives response to medical marijuana amendment offered by Rep. Gainey

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) offers his support  for Rep. Ed Gainey's (D-Allegheny) plan to offer an amendment to SB 405 to provide for the medical use of marijuana. It is scheduled to be considered by the House on Tuesday. 

Monday, October 6, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Medical marijuana bill’s committee vote put off one day

Though sunshined for a Senate Appropriations Committee vote, a bill legalizing certain forms of medical marijuana was put off Monday afternoon.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-Centre) and prime sponsor Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) have indicated the committee is likely to vote on the bill and related amendments in committee Tuesday.

Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Sen. Folmer provides updates on his medical marijuana legislation

VIDEO: Sen. Folmer provides updates on his medical marijuana legislation

The PLS Reporter caught up with the prime sponsor of SB 1182, Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon), to discuss the latest updates on the legislation that would provide for the medical use of marijuana in Pennsylvania. 

Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Final fate of Philly cigarette tax, medical marijuana bills still unclear

The week of September 15 saw movement and rumbling concerning the final fate of two ongoing legislative sagas that will likely see action in the last scheduled session week of September: a bill authorizing a $2-per-pack cigarette tax and legislation authorizing certain forms of medical marijuana.

The action to be taken on these bills is still uncertain as legislative review of the proposals is ongoing.

Friday, September 19, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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