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.”