Billy Penn | By Sarah Anne Hughes

So far, the Philly state senator appears to be the only PA legislator to offer this service.

Inside state Sen. Sharif Street’s office in North Central, the walls are covered in posters advertising assistance programs and brochures scattered about the space offer every kind of constituent service.

A flier on the front desk now promotes a new one: “APPLY FOR A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD.”

Since the second week of August, representatives from PhillyNORML have been stationed at the state senator’s Jefferson Street district office on Thursdays to answer questions about Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. Staffers from a soon-to-open cannabis clinic joined for the first time last week to help get patients certified.

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