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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, November 25, 2013:
LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Three-year-old Garrett Brann has a severe form of epilepsy. The little boy from Hershey often suffers seizures only minutes apart.
In 20 other states, marijuana is legally prescribed to reduce seizures, but not in Pennsylvania. As a result, the Brann family is considering moving to a state where medical marijuana is legal.
Two Pennsylvania state senators -- one Democrat and one Republican -- have proposed legislation to make marijuana lawful for medical purposes.
Republican Sen. Mike Fulmer appears on Monday's Smart Talk to explain, along with Garrett's mother Christine Brann.
NEW TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
Also, it's been a long time coming but it appears Pennsylvania will soon have up to $2.3 billion annually to be used for road and bridge upgrades and repairs and mass transit.
Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Transportation Brad Mallory will be a guest on Monday's program to tell us how the money will be generated and what it will be used for.
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