Pennsylvania makes 24. By signing the legislation on Sunday, Gov. Tom Wolf put the commonwealth in the company of 23 other states plus the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for medical use.

Before a crowd gathered in the Capitol Rotunda, Wolf put his name on a measure that undoubtedly will be one of the hallmarks of his administration and fulfill what has been a hard-fought and emotional goal of a group of ardent and indefatigable supporters.

It is expected to take at least 18 months to get the program up and running and able to dispense medical marijuana to patients.

Getting to this point was a two-and-a-half year journey for adults and parents of children who see medicinal value in using marijuana to treat illnesses.

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Jan Murphy ~ PennLive.com ~

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