HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett is changing his position on a narrow element of medical marijuana policy and is backing the legalization of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures in children.
Corbett said Thursday that he wants to help families who believe the oil extract called cannabidiol can save their childrens' lives.
Corbett had been under pressure from state senators and parents of seizure-wracked children. Democrats running to challenge Corbett in the fall election favor a broader legalization of medical marijuana.
Corbett spokesman Jay Pagni says the governor's plan would allow cannabidiol to be dispensed by research-based hospitals with medical professionals who are experienced in treating children with severe seizure disorders.
However, Dana Ulrich, whose 6-year-old daughter suffers from severe seizures, says Corbett's position is so narrow that it won't help everyone who needs it.
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Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather for the next two days. Humid today and tomorrow, with seasonable temperatures. The best chance for rain will be this afternoon & tonight, where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday morning. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend.