US PA: Series: A Medical View On Medical Marijuana
Daily Review, 30 Mar 2015 - Many Doctors Want More Research to Be Done on Medical Marijuana Before a Decision Is Made on Whether to Legalize It Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series by The Daily Review looking at the possibility of legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania.
US PA: Allegheny County Drug Courts Render Justice, but
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 29 Mar 2015 - In Allegheny County, Common Pleas Judge Lester Nauhaus Sees His Drug Court As an Alternative to the Carnage of the Drug War. Drugs drive crime. But locking up addicts doesn't stop crime. Nor does it stop drug addiction.
US PA: Column: Stirring the Pot at Joint Hearing on Medical
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 Mar 2015 - It was doctors against lawmakers, science against anecdotes, at Tuesday's joint committee hearing on medical marijuana. Yes, joint. Twenty state representatives from the Judiciary and Health Committees, mostly Republicans, filed into Pennsylvania Hospital on Tuesday, many bearing grim accounts of ill constituents who say pot helps them feel less pain.
US PA: Police Association Learns About Naloxone Use For Overdoses
Standard-Speaker, 28 Mar 2015 - POTTSVILLE -- The Schuylkill County Police Chiefs Association learned more about naloxone at its monthly meeting March 18 at the courthouse. County Coroner Dr. David Moylan III said the drug can provide a second chance to those who overdose. The drug blocks the effects of heroin and opiates on the brain.
US PA: Medical Cannabis Hearing Held
Daily Review, 25 Mar 2015 - 'Communities That Care' Shares Information A representative of Bradford County Communities That Care was among those scheduled to appear at a hearing on medical marijuana Tuesday in Philadelphia.
US PA: OPED: Congress Should Act On Cannabis
The Reporter, 25 Mar 2015 - If you believe state Sen. Mike Folmer, some medical professionals are erring on the side of caution when it comes to medical marijuana. Twenty-three states already allow the medicinal use of cannabis, and, according to Folmer, there are doctors in Pennsylvania eager to prescribe it. The benefits are clear, the risks are low - and for some patients it's their last best chance for relief.
US PA: Series: PA. Reps Discuss Legalization of Medical
Daily Review, 23 Mar 2015 - Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series by The Daily Review looking at the legalization of marijuana in Pennsylvania. One is a Republican state senator from Lycoming County; one is the most visible Democrat in the state.
US PA: PUB LTE: Legalize Marijuana
Tribune Review, 08 Mar 2015 - State Sens. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, and Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, have introduced legislation to permit the adult possession and retail sale of marijuana. The measure permits adults to privately possess marijuana without penalty and to cultivate up to six plants - no more than three mature - - for non-commercial purposes. Not-for-profit transactions involving small quantities of marijuana would also be permitted.
US PA: Sen. Leach, Pushes For Medical Cannabis
The Times Herald, 02 Mar 2015 - Bill to Allow Nonsmoking Use Wins Bipartisan Support A Delaware County Democratic senator continues the push to legalize medical marijuana, but dual-party support might not be enough to push along the legislation.