A Senate committee in Pennsylvania has approved a resolution calling for a change in federal marijuana laws.

Pennsylvania’s Senate State Government Committee has voted unanimously (9 to 0, with one absence) to approve Senate Resolution 258, which is “A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance and to recognize the proven medical purposes of marijuana.”

The resolution was filed by Senator Anthony Williams (D), along with cosponsors Senators Michael Folmer (R), Jay Costa (D), Vincent Hughes (D) and Sharif Street (D). Its official text states:

RESOLVED, That the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania urge the Congress of the United States to amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance and to recognize the proven medical purposes of marijuana; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the presiding officers of each house of Congress and to each member of Congress from Pennsylvania.

The full text of Senate Resolution 258 can be found by clicking here.

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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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