Sometimes the “what” is more important than the “why.”
Around the country – there’s growing pressure to legalize marijuana –
And even greater pressure to legalize medical marijuana.
Some Pennsylvania lawmakers have tried without success.
Bills died in the legislature.
Even if they hadn’t –
They faced a gubernatorial veto.
Governor Tom Corbett long said he opposed legalizing medical marijuana.
Even when parents –
Whose children need a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures –
Pleaded with him –
Corbett said there needed to be more federal research.
And then – on Thursday – he changed his mind.
The governor now backs legalizing a marijuana extract –
That can help these children.
He’s proposing a research-based pilot program –
That would provide the treatment through children’s hospitals in the state.
Bottom line –
It doesn’t matter why Tom Corbett made the decision now –
Whether it was politics or principle.
It’s a good decision that can help children who are seriously ill –
And in this case –
The “what” is definitely more important than the “why.”