Sher Simcisko, director of Pennsylvanians for Safe Access, said the organization plans to host several speakers, educate the public about medical cannabis and discuss the proposed medical marijuana bill before legislators in Pennsylvania from 1 to 3 p.m.
The event is organized in conjunction with Chuck Homan, a bipolar man who was acquitted of a marijuana possession charge after arguing in York County court that he needs marijuana to treat his manic depression.
Simcisko, 57, of State College said Pennsylvanians for Safe Access, or PA Safe Access, organizes seminars, rallies and other events across the state.
“We’ll be talking about how people can get involved,” she said.
“We just recently had a rally in Altoona, and a lot of people that came didn’t even know there was a bill up for consideration,” she said.
Simcisko said she has benefited from medical marijuana as she uses it to alleviate seizures, chronic pain from scoliosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She became active with PA Safe Access after learning about children suffering from seizures who found relief by using medical marijuana.