Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Moved to Rules Committee

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Moved to Rules Committee

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State House Health Committee voted unanimously on Friday to reassign Senate Bill 3, which would allow seriously ill Pennsylvanians to access medical marijuana with recommendations from their doctors. The committee voted to re-refer the bill to the House Rules Committee for further consideration.

The vote follows the filing of a discharge petition by Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Ridley Park) that would have removed SB 3 from the Health Committee where it had stalled and put it before the full House for a vote.  Only 25 signatures from lawmakers were needed, and the petition was closed with 40 signatures — at which point additional representatives weren’t allowed to sign on.

Rep. Miccarelli rose to call the petition, but in a surprising move, Health…

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