With the final vote in the House Wednesday coming in at 149 in favor and 46 opposed, legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is set to become law.
Before the final vote, legislative leaders commented on the journey that got the bill to where it is.
“It has been a long process, a lot of folks have worked very hard on it,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana). “Sen. Folmer started the process a number of years ago and deserves a lot of credit for moving Pennsylvania forward on this issue. We’ve had a lot of members in the House—Rep. Cox, Rep. Gainey, Rep. Regan—who have worked very hard as well as Chairman Marsico and Chairman Petrarca.”