Posted by WNEP.com.
WILKES-BARRE — Supporters of cannabis reform rallied in Luzerne County Saturday.
Keystone Cannabis Coalition and The Northeastern Pennsylvania Cannabis Network teamed up to hold the first Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally at Kirby Park on Saturday afternoon.
The rally was held to encourage support for the medical marijuana bill currently in the general assembly as well as for decriminalization of marijuana for personal use.
Organizers of the rally argued the potential life-saving benefits of medical marijuana and the economic effects of allowing local farmers to grow the plant.
The medical marijuana bill passed the state senate on Thursday with a large majority.
The bill still needs to pass the house.