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AG Kathleen Kane says she opposes decriminalizing marijuana

Written by The Associated Press | May 17, 2013 11:46 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she opposes legislation to decriminalize marijuana.

In a luncheon speech today at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors group, Kane said she views pot as a gateway drug that will lead users to move on to more potent drugs such as oxycodone and heroin.

The Democrat did not close the door on bills that would allow pot to be used for medical purposes, but told the editors and reporters that much more information is needed on what qualifies as a medical use and how it would be prescribed.

Kane, who took office in January, declined to discuss the status of her office's probe of the handling of the state investigation that set off the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

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