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Pa. Senate backers of medical marijuana cite flaws in House bill

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 25, 2016 12:24 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Some key Senate backers of medical marijuana legalization are expressing concern about a marijuana bill passed by the Pennsylvania House last week.

That's raising the possibility of a delay in getting the drug into the hands of Pennsylvania patients suffering from conditions like cancer and epilepsy.

Senate staff and lawyers are citing what they say are numerous flaws in the legislation passed by the House.

A key Senate backer might press for changes and another vote in both chambers.

The legislation that would set standards for growers, dispensaries and physicians.

Patients could take the drug in pill, oil or liquid form, but would not be able to obtain marijuana they could smoke.

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a medical marijuana bill last year.

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