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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 sponsor, State Senator Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) counts as many as 45 out of […]

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 […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet: Getting it Wrong on Medical Marijuana

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet: Getting it Wrong on Medical Marijuana

Last week, a story came up on my facebook news feed reporting that NBA star Blake Griffin had slapped Justin Bieber in an LA Starbucks. Numerous online sources reported that the Biebs had gone into the coffee shop shirtless and with his underwear exposed, got mouthy after he was refused a Caramel Macchiato, and threw […]

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Mothers in Pennsylvania Unite and Fight for Medical Cannabis

Featured image: Eugène Carrière’s “The Sick Child”, 1885 I never would have imagined this moment, but I can say with pride, with dignity, and without reservation that I am a mother fighting to get marijuana for my six-year-old daughter, Lorelei. This is no easy prospect because we don’t live anywhere near a place where real […]