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Smart Talk: Medical marijuana; Teachers teach Civil War period

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Mar 21, 2016 9:20 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, March 21, 2016:

It's not law yet, but medical marijuana could be legal in Pennsylvania soon.  The State House of Representatives approved the bill last week and sent it back to the Senate to review amendments.  The Senate had previously passed the legislation.

Gov. Tom Wolf says he will sign the bill into law.

It's been a long battle for the parents of children who suffer from debilitating seizures and those diagnosed with several other diseases or conditions. 

Advocates say the extract from marijuana can reduce the symptoms and pain.

Appearing on Monday's Smart Talk are York Daily Record reporter Mark Walters, who has covered the medical marijuana debate for several years and Lolly Bentch-Myers with the group Campaign4Compassion.   Her daughter, Anna, has Mesial Temporal Sclerosis, a brain condition that causes epilepsy, insomnia, and autism.

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Lolly Bentch-Myers

Also, Dickinson College's House Divided Project is marking its 10th anniversary this weekend with a special conference on the Reconstruction period after the Civil War.

Teachers across the midstate get help teaching about the war from the project.

On Monday's program, we learn more from Matt Pinkser of the House Divided Project and two teachers -- Linda Niessen of Crossroads Middle School in the West Shore School District and Todd Mealy of Penn Manor High School.

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Linda Neeson, Todd Mealy, Dr. Matt Pinkser

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