Medical Marijuana, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding House Majority Leader Dave Reed’s decision to hold a vote on legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania:“I want to thank Majority Leader Dave Reed for addressing medical marijuana in the House of Representatives so we can finally provide much needed relief to families and children. As I have said for years, I support the legalization of medical marijuana and I believe it is long past time to provide this important medical relief to patients and families across the commonwealth. I have met with patients and families, held roundtables, and urged action on this legislation since taking office. Additionally, my administration pushed forward with a program to expand research into the use of Cannabidiol for the treatment of children with intractable seizures. It is time to legalize medical marijuana because we should not deny doctor-recommended treatment that could help people suffering from seizures or cancer patients affected by chemotherapy. I urge quick action by the legislature to legalize medical marijuana.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 25, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Leader Reed’s Decision to Hold Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill
MASON CITY — A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to illegal possession of weapons charges. 35-year-old Carlos Cooper is accused of being in the back seat of a vehicle that was stopped by a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputy in the 900 block of North Adams on the night of December 6th, where the deputy allegedly saw a sawed-off shotgun in the back seat. Cooper was charged with carrying weapons, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and third-offense possession of marijuana. Cooper’s arraignment hearing was scheduled for today but he filed a written plea of not guilty to the charges in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Monday. District Judge Adam Sauer has scheduled Cooper’s trial to start on March 2nd. Another person in the vehicle, 31-year-old Marcus Jones of St. Paul, fled from the scene during the traffic stop and was arrested a week later in northeastern Mason City. He pleaded not guilty last week to weapons and drug charges and is scheduled to be tried on February 18th.