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HARRISBURG, Pa - Two state senators have introduced legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Dauphin/Lebanon/York) authored what they describe as bipartisan medical cannabis bill.

 Senate bill 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize the use of medical cannabis by patients as recommended by attending physicians.

According to a joint news release from the Senators, the bill marks the first time in Senate history that a medical cannabis bill has been drafted with bipartisan support.

"Studies have shown that medical cannabis has a multitude of health benefits that will help people who are suffering, and there are so many Pennsylvanians in need of that help," Leach said.

S.B. 1182 has not yet been assigned to a Senate committee for consideration.

 

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