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Doug Mastriano Voted to Block Affordable Medicine for Veteran Patients

In June of 2021, PA Senator Doug Mastriano voted to block an amendment to a House-passed medical cannabis bill that would have allowed registered Veteran patients access to affordable medicine.

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.