BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues to Urge the Legislature to Pass Medical Marijuana Legislation

first_imgBLOG: Governor Wolf Continues to Urge the Legislature to Pass Medical Marijuana Legislation Medical Marijuana,  The Blog Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf has long been a supporter of the legalization of medical marijuana and is continuing to urge the Pennsylvania House and Senate to pass medical marijuana legislation.“I support the legalization of medical marijuana so we can finally provide much needed relief to families and children,” said Governor Wolf. “It is time to legalize medical marijuana because we should not deny doctor-recommended treatment that could help people suffering from seizures or cancer patients affected by chemotherapy.”On February 25, 2016, House Majority Leader Dave Reed announced the decision to hold a vote on legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf thanked Majority Leader Reed and looked forward to the possibility of finally providing much needed relief to families and children.Governor Wolf has been a leader in the fight to legalize medical marijuana. Take a look at the coverage below: Philly.com: Surprises at Gov. Wolf’s Medical Marijuana Forum“The times have definitely changed in Harrisburg. Governor Tom Wolf invited advocates and legislators into his official residence Monday night for a forum on medical marijuana. The event marked a big shift for stakeholders who, for years, were ignored and thwarted by former Gov. Corbett…. His stance on the issue is the first time in recent memory that any governor in the region has been so strongly and intimately supportive.”Penn Live: Medical marijuana supporters pack Pa. governor’s mansion“[Advocates] stressed their view [that] Pennsylvania is on the verge of joining about two dozen states which allow some form of access to medical marijuana. They base their optimism on the fact the state Senate recently voted 40-7 in favor of a a medical marijuana bill, public opinion surveys show strong support and, in Wolf, the state now has a governor who supports allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana-derived treatments to those with approved medical conditions.”FOX 43: Pa. House group meeting daily on new medical marijuana bill“Governor Wolf (D) has been vocally supportive of signing legislation which would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.”Post-Gazette: Medical marijuana use in Pa. debated at governor’s residence“With the legalization of medical marijuana now before the House, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday hosted supporters at the governor’s residence for what he described as ‘a chance to get the facts out.’ Mr. Wolf sat for more than an hour in the front row as two doctors, a lawyer, the mother of a child with epilepsy and a man with a pain disorder made the case for allowing doctors to add marijuana to the treatments they recommend to their patients.”ABC 27: Pa. House ready to vote on medical marijuana“Nine months after the state Senate approved legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, the House is expected to finally take action.Gov. Tom Wolf says House Majority Leader Dave Reed has decided to hold a vote. Members are expected to consider the bill when they return from recess next month. Wolf supports legalizing medical marijuana. He said he believes it is long past time to provide medical cannabis to patients and families across the state.”Philly.com: Wolf confirms his support of medical marijuana“On the same day that legislation was reintroduced to legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday told parents of sick children that he would sign a bill if it reached his desk.”Penn Live: Gov. Tom Wolf meets with medical marijuana advocates, families“Gov. Tom Wolf met with medical marijuana advocates Tuesday at the Capitol, marking a significant shift in policy from his predecessor. ‘I feel there’s a lot more compassion as I walk through these halls,’ said Dana Ulrich, whose 7-year-old daughter Lorelei suffers from intractable epilepsy.”York Daily Record: Pa. House expected to vote on medical marijuanaThe Pennsylvania House is slated to vote on a medical marijuana bill after it returns to session March 14, according to a state document. In the statement, Wolf said his administration has pushed forward a program to research the use of marijuana to help children with intractable seizures.Lehigh Valley Live: Medical Marijuana amendments, vote planned in Pennsylvania House“Gov. Tom Wolf…has maintained he supports opening up cannabis for medical use in Pennsylvania, as 23 states — including New Jersey — and the District of Columbia have done.”WFMZ 69 News: Gov. Wolf vows to support Pennsylvania Senate’s medical marijuana bill“Gov. Tom Wolf gave an impromptu audience to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and is vowing to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing.”Governor Wolf on the Record:“I want to give doctors the ability to prescribe medicine as they see fit. It pains me that anybody, any citizen of Pennsylvania, is not getting the treatment he or she needs because of some legal impediment.”— Penn Live, January 27, 2015“I commend the bipartisan effort to allow Pennsylvania doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. We should not deny a physician’s ability to recommend medical marijuana treatment for Pennsylvanians suffering from seizures, those affected by PTSD, cancer patients affected by chemotherapy, and Pennsylvanians suffering from many other ailments and conditions that could benefit from this effective, doctor-prescribed treatment.”— Philly.com, January 29, 2015“We ought to let doctors prescribe the medications that they think their patients need. I don’t think that’s a really unusual thing to ask of our legislators. This passed overwhelmingly in the Senate. I think it would probably pass overwhelmingly in the House, if we can convince the right people to do the right thing.”— Post-Gazette, May 19, 2015“I want doctors to be able to prescribe the drugs that they think their patients need to get better.”— FOX 43, May 22, 2015“The legalization of medical marijuana–I think we ought to allow doctors to prescribe. They’re the experts. We ought to allow them to prescribe the treatments that they feel are best fitted to the challenges facing the person.”— WPXI Channel 11 News, May 21, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolfcenter_img Read more posts about legalizing medical marijuana.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf March 11, 2016last_img read more

New-look Syracuse lineup doesn’t miss a beat in 4th straight win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ While the lineup may have changed, Syracuse’s winning ways have not.The Orange (4-5, 1-1 Big East) topped Pittsburgh (3-3, 1-1) on Sunday for its fourth consecutive win. The win continued a stretch of four games at the Drumlins Center that has seen the Orange win 25 of a possible 28 points.Against the Panthers, SU changed the lineup, something head coach Luke Jensen considers a product of the depth of his team.“To be honest, it’s the first time since I’ve been here in seven seasons where we have a lot of options,” Jensen said.It started in doubles with Maddie Kobelt, normally paired with Aleah Marrow as the first singles tandem, playing alongside Brittany Lashway. A key player in the win and the main benefactor of the lineup changes, Lashway recorded her first doubles victory alongside Kobelt, an 8-4 victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was our first time playing in a competition,” said Lashway, who later added that Saturday was the first time she practiced with Kobelt. “She runs the shots and I execute what she tells me to do and it works.Lashway not only helped win the doubles point, but also won her singles match in straight sets, a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kimmy Borza.Lashway could be a viable asset for the Orange. Jensen saw glimpses of that in her win.“Finding a way to win, you know listening to the coaching staff, not getting discouraged, all the little elements that a freshman can kind of show sometimes when things aren’t going your way when the momentum has been lost,” said Jensen.In singles play, even more change took place. For the second match in a row, Amanda Rodgers played the No. 1 singles role, Kobelt played No. 2 and Jimena Wu played No. 3. For the second straight week, each of the top three seeds won.It’s part of Jensen’s strategy to get everyone involved so each player is prepared for the speed of the game.“We want to keep people in the rotation so they’re not out of match shape, out of match toughness. You can practice all day but it’s just not the same compared to the atmosphere of a match,” Jensen said.Every player has played for the Orange this season. The experience especially helps a team that has seven underclassmen.“We just want to get (Sophia) Dzulynsky in there, we want to get Lashway in there, it’s kind of just a moving rotation,” Jensen said.The depth can also help a team that must go through the bumps and bruises of a rigorous schedule. Lashway has already missed time this season with an injury, and Marrow currently has a mild ankle sprain. Jensen assured the injury wasn’t serious and that “she’s not going to be out for very long.”The rotation provides a number of options for a huge weekend coming up for the Orange as well. Syracuse travels to No. 19 Illinois on Friday and Big East opponent DePaul on Sunday. On the brink of getting to .500 for the first time this season, SU is hoping the wide array of talent on the SU roster can produce a sweep in the Midwest.Said Jensen: “We’re in a really good spot where we kind of sit right now as far as match play, fitness, going into maybe the biggest weekend of the regular season for us.” Comments Published on February 18, 2013 at 1:24 am Contact Danny: [email protected]last_img read more

Clippers lose game to Thunder, plus two more players to injuries

first_imgOklahoma City opened the fourth with a 12-0 run, seizing a 106-97 lead. PreviousOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, second from right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, and forward Blake Griffin, right, defend while center Steven Adams, of New Zealand, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 battles for a rebound with the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson #23 and Carmelo Anthony #7 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Thunder’s Russell Westbrook #0 shoots as Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 and Wesley Johnson #33 defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 heads to the basket as the Thunder’s Steven Adams #12 defends during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook #0 lays the ball up during their NBA game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 lays the ball up as the Thunder’s Raymond Felton #2 and Russell Westbrook #0 defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 grabs a pass as the Thunder’s Steven Adams #12 and Carmelo Anthony #7 defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 shoots as DeAndre Jordan #6 and the Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony #7 fight for position during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 grabs a rebound as the Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony and Paul George #13 move in during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks the ball as the Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony #7, Paul George #13 and Russell Westbrook #0 look on during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks the ball as the Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony #7, Paul George #13 and Russell Westbrook #0 look on during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 battles for a rebound with the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson #23 and Carmelo Anthony #7 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook #0 grabs a rebound as Steven Adams #12 and the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 move in during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 shoots during their NBA game against the Thunder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Carmelo Anthony #7 reacts after hitting a 3-point shot as the Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell #0 looks on during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook #0 lays the ball up as Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 and Jawun Evans #1 look on during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Paul George #13 dunks the ball as Clippers’ Wesley Johnson #33 and Blake Griffin #32 look on during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook #0 drives pas Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell #0 and Sam Dekker #7 to score during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook #0 drives pas Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell #0 and Sam Dekker #7 to score during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Thunder’s Paul George #13 dunks the ball as the Clippers’ Sam Dekker #7 looks on during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 has the ball knocked away by the Thunder’s Steven Adams #12 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the LA Clippers 127-117. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, grabs a rebound away from Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, of New Zealand, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, gestures after scoring as Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, of New Zealand, takes the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, left, and forward Sam Dekker defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Odell Beckham, left, of the New York Giants, greets Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, right, of New Zealand, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, of New Zealand, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, below, of New Zealand, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Raymond Felton defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, second from right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, and forward Blake Griffin, right, defend while center Steven Adams, of New Zealand, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 127-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 battles for a rebound with the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson #23 and Carmelo Anthony #7 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 37The Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 battles for a rebound with the Thunder’s Terrance Ferguson #23 and Carmelo Anthony #7 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The hits keep coming for the Clippers, who lost two more players to injuries plus a 127-117 decision to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at Staples Center. Just when it seemed they were in stable condition in the training room and the court, they suffered additional setbacks.Austin Rivers was diagnosed with an impingement in his right ankle and Milos Teodosic aggravated the plantar fascia injury in his left foot. Rivers is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks, the Clippers said. Teodosic’s status was day-to-day.Down to the last of the top four guards in their rotation to start the season, Lou Williams, the Clippers ran at top speed with the Thunder. They led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter and trailed by as many as eight in the third before taking a 97-94 lead into the fourth.Related Articles Clippers guard Austin Rivers out at least 2 more weeks with ankle impingement Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Blake Griffin added 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.Teodosic scored two points and added four assists in nine minutes before checking out of the game for good with 2:18 left in the second quarter. Jawun Evans started in place of Teodosic to start the second half, joining C.J. Williams in the backcourt.“They’ll evaluate him,” Doc Rivers said. “We’ll see. It doesn’t look great, to be honest.”Teodosic sat out for 22 games because of a plantar fascia injury in the same foot suffered in the Clippers’ second game of the season, an Oct. 21 victory over the Phoenix Suns. It remains to be determined how long he’ll be sidelined this time.The Clippers were 7-15 while Teodosic was sidelined. They monitored his minutes since he returned to their starting lineup for a Dec. 11 victory over the Toronto Raptors. He was coming off a season high-tying 13 points in the Clippers’ victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday.His absence torpedoed the Clippers’ chances against the Thunder.“Tonight was hard,” Doc Rivers said. “We kind of hung in there. They took a lead and we got back in the game. It was just tough tonight because we needed Lou to play the point guard and to score at the same time. He got tired. You could see his shots got flat. They just wore him down.”What happens next also remains to be determined.“We’ll figure it out by Saturday,” Doc Rivers said, referring to Saturday’s game against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. “We have to. When you have your three point guards out, we just can’t have Lou bringing the ball up court the whole game.”“We literally don’t have another guy right now.”Thursday, the Clippers’ four-game winning streak was on the line against the Thunder. So was their momentum and their confidence, both of which soared after victories over the Grizzlies, Charlotte Hornets, Lakers and Sacramento Kings.Then again, those were four teams the Clippers should have defeated, based on the standings, plus experience, skill and depth. The Clippers handled their business in each game and moved within 1½ games of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.The Thunder represented a different animal, a talented team led by the supremely gifted Westbrook. Their days of integrating Anthony and George into their lineup appear to be coming to an end and there was a sense of cohesion after an extended break-in period with their new players.Oklahoma City took up residence at Staples Center for the second consecutive night, having torched the Lakers by 37 points on Wednesday to improve to 21-17. Westbrook scored 20 points in only 28 minutes in that one, resting for what loomed as a bigger challenge against the Clippers.“You can’t take all three of those guys away,” Jordan said of Oklahoma City’s George, Westbrook and Anthony. “The best you can do is load up on each guy and try to take certain things away. … In a 48-minute game, you can’t take away everything.” Game over.Four-game winning streak ended.“I thought that killed us, that stretch in the fourth quarter,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.Paul George led the Thunder with 31 points on 12-for-16 shooting. Russell Westbrook added 29 and Carmelo Anthony scored 22. Oklahoma City shot 53.7 percent (51 for 95), including 44.1 percent from 3-point range (15 for 34).DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 26 points, including 14 in the first quarter, and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Clippers (17-20). Williams scored 26 on 8-for-22 shooting, playing dual roles as playmaker and scorer in the second half after Teodosic was sidelined.last_img read more