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2 Pa Senators Want to Legalize Pot



    There's an effort to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and the effort is receiving bipartisan support. (Published Monday, Nov. 18, 2013)

    Two state senators, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, are planning to introduce a bill to legalize a certain form of marijuana for medicinal use in Pennsylvania.

    Sens. Daylin Leach and Mike Folmer said Monday their bill would help ensure Pennsylvanians can get medical benefits from cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana that's credited with various medical applications without providing a high.
    Folmer, a Republican, didn't attend a Capitol press conference with Leach due to the death of his mother. But he says the bill could provide help to children who suffer from seizures and cancer patients suffering through chemotherapy.
    Two Pennsylvania mothers of children with Dravet syndrome, a rare and sometimes deadly form of epilepsy, appeared with Leach and said they believe it can help their children.

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