Pubdate: Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
Copyright: 2016 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc
Author: Jeffrey Fogel


I would like to applaud the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 
its recent vote approving the legalization of marijuana for medical 
purposes ("Pa. House votes to legalize medical marijuana," March 17). 
The bill had languished in committee in previous sessions primarily 
due to a small but powerful minority that opposed this source of 
potential relief for thousands of Pennsylvanians in need.

When finally allowed to come up for a vote, the bill passed by an 
overwhelming majority, 149-43, which closely matches the results of a 
recent Quinnipiac University poll of Pennsylvania residents on the 
medical marijuana issue. It was refreshing to see the will of the 
people carried out by our elected officials. This vote truly 
demonstrated democracy in action.

Jeffrey Fogel, M.D., Ambler,  ---
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