York Rally promoted in the Evening Sun

York Rally promoted in the Evening Sun

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog

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Medical marijuana activists will take to the streets of York City on Sept. 6 for the York Cannabis Reform Rally, according to Keystone Cannabis Coalition’s Facebook page.

The two-hour demonstration will begin at 3 p.m. on Continental Square in downtown York.

“Join us in reminding our elected officials we want S.B. 1182 passed now,” states the event flyer, which has appeared on other social media pages.

S.B. 1182, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, was proposed in January by Sen. Mike Folmer, a Republican serving York, Lebanon and Dauphin counties. The bill would legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Pennsylvania.

The bill most recently cleared the Senate Law and Justice Committee unanimously, and awaits a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee before it can reach the Senate floor. The state’s General Assembly reconvenes on Sept. 15.

A similar rally is also planned at the Capitol on Sept. 15 according to similar flyers on social media pages.

A polls reveal at least 81 percent of Pennsylvania’s registered voters favor legalizing marijuana for medical use.

For more information on the Keystone Cannabis Coalition, visit www.keystonecannabiscoalition.org.