Pa. legislative session opens with medical marijuana rally
HARRISBURG — Speaking passionately about his bill that would legalize medical marijuana, Sen. Mike Folmer could not help himself from using a football analogy.
With 11 working days left in the current legislative session to pass Senate Bill 1182, Folmer said lawmakers are at the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter. And the clock is ticking.
Folmer’s bill, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Pennsylvania. It cleared the Senate’s Law and Justice Committee in June.
Folmer, a Republican serving Dauphin, Berks and York counties, spoke to a crowd of more than 100 marijuana activists on the Capitol steps Monday morning, insisting that his bill is close to passage.