HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Parents of children suffering from debilitating seizures are urging the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to pass legislation in the coming hours to make their state the 24th to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.
Christine Brann said Wednesday that every day without a medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania is a risk for people who believe their suffering child may not survive another day.
Brann’s 5-year-old son is diagnosed with Dravet syndrome.
Gov. Tom Wolf supports a bill passed Tuesday by the Senate that made minor changes to legislation approved in the House last month.
It wouldn’t take effect for a month. The legislation’s drafters expect it would take two years to write regulations and get retailers opened, but a safe harbor provision allows parents to legally buy medical marijuana from another state for their child.