Cox Backs Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by House
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) on Wednesday voted for legislation approved by the state House that would provide Pennsylvania patients with access to cannabis to treat medical conditions. Cox, who first introduced legislation to legalize medical cannabis in 2014 and participated in the ongoing process that led to the approval of yesterday’s bill, made the following statement:

“This vote is a victory for children suffering due to seizures, senior citizens diagnosed with cancer and other patients in Pennsylvania who could benefit from medical cannabis.

“It is time for Pennsylvania state government to stop standing between patients and the medical cannabis their doctors feel could help them.

“In less than one year, the state Senate and the state House both approved their own versions of a medical cannabis bill. We have to focus now on resolving the differences between the two proposals so a final bill can be approved and signed into law.”

Representative Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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