By Anthony Martinelli

Pennsylvania’s full Senate has passed a resolution urging the federal government to reauthorize an amendment that protects state medical marijuana laws.

Senate Resolution 36 was adopted today by the Senate with an overwhelming 47 to 2 vote. The resolution was filed by Senator Michael Folmer with 11 bipartisan cosponsors.

According to the resolution’s official language:

WHEREAS, The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment expires on April 28, 2017; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania urge the Congress of the United States to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment to prevent the United States Department of Justice from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical marijuana laws; and be it further

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

Click here for the full text of Senate Resolution 36.

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