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A bipartisan group of state senators are urging Congress to remove marijuana from the controlled substances list and “recognize the proven medical purposes of marijuana.” Tired of the side effects that came with multiple prescription medications, Angela Sharrer of New Oxford has been using hemp oil to help her daughter Annie, 12, with her epileptic seizures. Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record Medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania and 29 other states. (Photo: File) Days after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions re-declared the federal war on marijuana in January, a bipartisan group of Pennsylvania state senators issued a resolution urging U.S. Congress to remove marijuana from the Schedule I controlled substances list and “recognize the proven medical purposes of marijuana.” Five Democrats and a Republican have sponsored the Senate resolution, which centers on a federal law that makes it illegal for marijuana users – even in sanctioned medical marijuana states – to own firearms. More: Pa. gun owners take notice: You could lose your guns if you use legal medical marijuana Medical marijuana has been legalized in 30 states including Pennsylvania. Pa. medical marijuana: Lawmakers urge feds to remove pot from controlled substances list

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