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

Venus out to build on Oaks second

first_img Press Association “We’ll see how she gets on, if things went well we could look at something like the Prix Vermeille.” Paul Deegan’s Midnight Soprano has to carry a penalty having already won the Noblesse Stakes over course and distance this season. Last time out she was not disgraced when beaten just over four lengths in the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock. “She’s got a penalty, but this race has been the plan for some time,” said Deegan. “She’s very well but it looks like Venus De Milo will be very hard to beat given how well she ran in the Oaks. The ground will be in our favour, though. “We had her entered up over hurdles at Galway as she’s a natural jumper. Ruby (Walsh) came to school her and she could have run at Galway but we thought we’d stick to the original plan. We’ll get this race out of the way then she’s in the (Irish) Leger Trial (Curragh, August 24) and the Leger itself and then we might think about going hurdling. “She’s a superstar mare and we normally sell them to go hurdling but we’ll keep her. I only had one runner over hurdles last year (Mr Lando) and it won.” As well as Venus De Milo, Aidan O’Brien also runs Beach Of Falesa, while Jim Bolger saddles Bunairgead. Dermot Weld is represented by Sleeping Beauty, with John Murphy’s Kiss Goodnight completing the field. The lightly-raced filly did not see the racetrack as a two-year-old but is quickly making up into a smart performer, taking second place in the Curragh Classic on just her third career outing. Unbeaten in two starts prior to that, Aidan O’Brien drops her to Group Three level before hopefully raising her sights again. O’Brien said: “She has been in good form since the Oaks, although we haven’t done a lot with her. I’m happy with her and we’re going for this hoping to win a Group race with her. center_img Darley Irish Oaks runner-up Venus De Milo could book a trip to Longchamp with a victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on Tuesday.last_img read more