Governor Wolf: Pennsylvania Will Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Any Federal Overreach

first_img January 04, 2018 Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today renewed his vow to protect patients seeking legalized medical marijuana in Pennsylvania from any overreach by the federal government:“Despite backwards moves by the Trump administration, I will continue to protect cancer patients, kids with epilepsy, veterans with PTSD and all Pennsylvanians seeking relief from legal medical marijuana. In Pennsylvania, we legalized medical marijuana in an overwhelming and bipartisan fashion, and we are months away from getting this medicine to patients that need it.“The Trump Administration must put patients’ rights first, and I will not stand for backwards attacks on the progress made in Pennsylvania to provide medicine to those in need. We are evaluating the exact impact rescinding the directive could have on Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program but I will continue to do everything in my power to protect Pennsylvania patients.”Background:Governor Wolf has sent three letters seeking to protect Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program from federal overreach, including one to Attorney General Sessions, one to the Pennsylvania delegation, and one to Congressional leaders.Governor Wolf, in these letters, vowed to pursue legal action should Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program be threatened by federal interference and urged Congress to take action to protect states that legalized medical marijuana. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf: Pennsylvania Will Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Any Federal Overreachlast_img read more

St. Lucie County issues new mask mandate

first_imgAuthorities in St. Lucie County have issued a mandate requiring the public to wear face coverings while in public places.The emergency order was established Monday after health officials identified 3,061 cases of COVID-19 in the area.“Our numbers have continually increased,” said Health Director for St. Lucie County Clint Spreber.  “Protection increases when all people are wearing face coverings.”Under the order, those in the area are required to wear face coverings in all public buildings and businesses, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing cannot be observed.Face mask must also be worn at indoor and outdoor restaurants at all times except for when “actively consuming food and beverages.”The mandate does not apply to children under the age of two or to those with severe medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask.The mandate will remain in place for the next 30 days. Those who do not obey the order will be subjected to fines up to $125.last_img read more

Tipp footballers to take on Derry

first_imgTipperary will play Derry in Round 4A of the All Ireland Football qualifiers next weekend The draw for 4a and 4b rounds was made this morning. Clare will face Roscommon. This mornings draw pitted Mayo against Westmeath in 4B while Cork tale on Donegal.Neutral venues will be used for these fixtures and details will be finalised later today by the C.C.C.C.Donegal will have to settle for the qualifier route following their Ulster final defeat to Tyrone yesterday.They were paired against Cork following the draw for the Round 4A and 4b All-Ireland football qualifiers earlier today in a tie that will take place in the last weekend of July.Following their two point defeat yesterday, Kieran McGeeney said he still predicts a fruitful summer for the Donegal men.last_img read more