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May 17, 2013

State attorney general says she opposes decriminalization of marijuana

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she opposes legislation to decriminalize marijuana.

In a luncheon speech Friday at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors group, Kane said she views pot as a gateway drug that will lead users to move on to more potent drugs such as oxycodone and heroin.

The Democrat did not close the door on bills that would allow pot to be used for medical purposes, but told the editors and reporters that much more information is needed on what qualifies as a medical use and how it would be prescribed.

Kane, who took office in January, declined to discuss the status of her office’s probe of the handling of the state investigation that set off the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

 

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