Tweets of the Week - January 1, 2018

Author: Mike Howells/Friday, January 5, 2018/Categories: Features

The newest member of the House of Representatives was sworn in on Tuesday. Lehigh County Democrat Jeanne McNeill was elected to fill the 133rd district seat occupied by her husband Daniel until his death late last year.

  Gov. Wolf this week addressed several developments pertaining to the status of marijuana in the commonwealth. Early Thursday the governor announced the Department of Health has approved the state's first medical marijuana dispensary, which will be able to begin serving patients as soon as supplies become available from the state's nine approved growers-processors. Shortly after that announcement, Gov. Wolf issued a statement in response to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would rescind the Obama Administration's policy regarding marijuana enforcement. In it, the governor emphasized he will "do everything in [his] power to protect Pennsylvania patients," including possible legal action against the federal government.