Bill Signed To Restore Medical Marijuana Research Program

The Bill Is Intended To Clarify The Legislative Intent Of The Research Provisions

June 26, 2018 - 7:35 am

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HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Governor Wolf has signed a bill passed by the legislature after a court injunction that put medical marijuana research in limbo.

The bill signed by Governor Wolf is intended to clarify the legislative intent of the research provisions of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law enacted more than two years ago.

The bill was drafted after a Commonwealth Court ruling sided with medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries who sued to stop the research program.

Before the Senate passed the bill last week, Democrat Daylin Leach – an ardent backer of medical marijuana – said he would be a “no” vote…

“I am not convinced for some technical legal reasons we don’t have to get into detail on, that this bill actually does address the court’s concerns.” Said Leach

Leach said he would have preferred that an effort had been made to find the “sweet spot” of regulations that would allow research to proceed while addressing the concerns of medical marijuana businesses.