Statement on Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued a statement following today’s announcement by Governor Corbett regarding medical cannabis: 

This afternoon Governor Corbett announced that he is supportive of allowing responsible medical cannabis use in PA to help children with severe seizure disorders.  I applaud Governor Corbett’s decision to allow access to cannabidiol (CBD) in Pennsylvania for these sick children.  It is important to recognize that CBD is an oil derivative of cannabis that is taken orally. 

My colleague Senator Mike Folmer has been a tremendous advocate for suffering children & I’m pleased to work with him to help these families.  As this issue advances in the legislature, I will continue to work to support these children in a responsible manner, while also ensuring that public safety and the health of all Pennsylvanian’s remains our top priority.

 CONTACT: Kate Eckhart   (717) 787-7084