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My Medical Cannabis Bill Will Become Law Soon

This week Senator Mike Folmer and I held a press conference to announce the reintroduction of our medical cannabis legislation. The new bill, Senate Bill 3, is nearly identical to our medical cannabis bill from last year, which passed the Senate by a vote of 43-7. You can watch the full press conference on my website.

Senator Folmer and I also met with Governor Wolf. We discussed our bill and introduced him to families who have been advocating for medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. He told us that he supports medical cannabis because he wants patients and doctors to have all of the options they need to keep Pennsylvanians healthy. Watch Governor Wolf’s comments here.

This year, I intend to get much more than Senate approval. I am eager to work with Governor Wolf and my colleagues in the Senate and the House to approve a medical cannabis protocol that helps as many sick Pennsylvanians as possible. Patients and their physicians — not politicians — should decide if medical cannabis is the right choice.


Senator Leach in the News

January 27, 2015: Wolf vows to support Senate’s medical marijuana bill(Associated Press)

January 27, 2015: Families, lawmakers ‘darn optimistic’ for medical marijuana legalization this year(PennLive)

January 27, 2015: Should Pa. legalize medical marijuana?: The Question of the Day(PennLive)

January 27, 2015: Gov. Tom Wolf meets with medical marijuana advocates, families(PennLive)

January 27, 2015: Medical marijuana legislation reintroduced in Pa. Senate(PennLive)

January 27, 2015: Gov. Wolf vows to sign medical marijuana bill(ABC 27 News)

January 27, 2015: Wolf supports legalization of medical marijuana as bill is reintroduced into Senate(York Daily Record)

January 27, 2015: Wolf tells medical marijuana supporters he’ll sign bill – if it reaches his desk(WGAL 8 News)