Lackawanna Co. commissioner pitches reforms to medical marijuana law

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings seeks to amend Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law by allowing local governments to opt out of the program, according to a resolution she introduced Tuesday at a statewide conference of county lawmakers.

Cummings, who in recent weeks questioned the effectiveness of medical cannabis and railed against its statewide rollout, is representing Lackawanna County at the 2018 County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference and Trade Show in Gettysburg this week. The conference is the nonpartisan association’s “focal point” for developing new policy that may become part of a platform it lobbies the state Legislature more at