HARRISBURG -- A state House committee advanced a medical marijuana bill in a bi-partisan vote Wednesday, but passing it into law will still likely require changes.
A House vote on the bill could come as soon as next week, but it's not clear if still-unresolved issues will stall the legislation.
“I would expect that [the bill] will be amended on the floor. We are still trying to work out the details of those amendments. There will be some changes made, but we wanted to get the vehicle in place, so that we can do a final vote and hopefully send it off to the Governor very soon,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana.
The vote was 25-8 with all Democrats voting in support of the bill and Republicans split. Mr. Reed voted in support of the measure, with House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, voting against it.
The bill passed the Senate in May 40-7.