Under the accessibility and affordability proposal from Senator Sharif Street, patients 21 and older would have been able to cultivate up to five plants.
That would’ve marked a notable expansion of the state’s existing program through which Veteran patients must purchase from publicly-traded out-of-state corporations at arguably the highest prices in the nation.
Senate Members tabled the amendment in a party-line vote of 29-21. The full medical cannabis legislation it would have been attached to later advanced without the accessibility and affordability provision in a 47-3 vote.
'Yes' votes supported blocking access for Veteran patients. 'No' votes supported the accessibility and affordability proposal. Here's the vote:
How can you help?
Call Senator Doug Mastriano at 717-787-4651 and demand access to affordable medicine for our Veteran patients. Our Veterans deserve access to affordable medicine.