Medical marijuana bill introduced in Pa.

April 29, 2009 11:43:33 AM PDT
A state representative from Philadelphia is introducing a bill to permit the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania under certain restrictions. Democratic Rep. Mark Cohen says people in pain should not be forced to choose between moving out of state for treatment or buying drugs from criminals.

The bill has only six co-sponsors, but Cohen says he's optimistic about its prospects because polls show high levels of public support and lawmakers have to respond to their constituents.

Cohen isn't sure if medical marijuana legislation has previously been introduced in the General Assembly.

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