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PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

Sick Pennsylvanians Are Out of Time: SB 1182 and Politics

Sick Pennsylvanians Are Out of Time: SB 1182 and Politics

Pennsylvania’s Compassionate Use Act, Senate Bill 1182, will legalize medicinal marijuana for critically ill Pennsylvanians. The bill stands poised to pass the Pennsylvania Senate with widespread bi-partisan support. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously in June. The bill’s prime sponsors, State Senators Daylin Leach (D – Montgomery) and Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) count […]

Catching up with the Commonwealth: Where Medical Marijuana Stands in PA

Catching up with the Commonwealth: Where Medical Marijuana Stands in PA

  Pennsylvania, The Keystone State, has been less than affectionately known as “The Hinterlands of Cannabis Reform” has some been witness to some important developments that could change the state’s approach to cannabis. Pennsylvanian’s Compassionate Use Act, Senate Bill 1182, enjoys widespread bi-partisan support as it moves to the Appropriations Committee and, with just a […]

Colorado Cannabis Industry Reacts to PA Senator Leach’s Tour

Colorado Cannabis Industry Reacts to PA Senator Leach’s Tour

PA Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) giving the thumbs-up at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO – PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher Before my family and I moved from Collingswood, New Jersey to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, I had already been in contact with Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) because he’s been such a proponent of medical cannabis […]

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PA Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in Denver

PHOTO (top): PA Senator Daylin Leach at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, CO July 25, 2014 by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine This past week, three members of my legislative staff and I flew to Denver, Colorado to see for ourselves what the complete legalization of cannabis looks like. Given the polls, what other states are doing, […]

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

A Limited Amount of “Caring”: Parents and Advocates React to Realm of Caring’s Federal CBD-Only Bill

Image: Jason and Jayden David, photo courtesy of Jason David  Congressman Scott Perry (D-PA), Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014” yesterday in Pennsylvania, flanked by representatives from Colorado’s Realm of Caring (RoC), the producers of the high-CBD low-THC Charlotte’s Web cannabis strain. According […]

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Photo: Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich lobbying at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg By Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich On May 2nd, 2014, several Pennsylvania families, ours included, received emails from the office of our Governor, Tom Corbett. We must admit; our initial reaction to the long overdue correspondence was not that of elation or […]

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

PHOTO CREDIT: Sabrina Fendrick/NORML • You don’t have a sitter for 420 festivities while working at the High Times Cannabis Cup for the NORML Women’s Alliance booth because the one you found got entered into the extract competition that same weekend. • There are no clean shirts in the dresser except manly square cut promo cannabis leaf t-shirts […]

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182

The Truth About Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill SB1182

Pennsylvania’s “Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act,” SB 1182, is a broad and comprehensive medical cannabis bill that does not place any restrictions on THC content and does not limit medical cannabis access to adults. A number of media outlets have reported incorrect information about this bill, comparing it to pending CBD-only legislation in states […]