Holds office State House District 124
Candidate in race for State House District 124
As a Tamaqua police officer in the 1970s, Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-Schuylkill, said he saw the evils of marijuana. In addition, Knowles said, he feared that Pennsylvania, like California, would create a medical marijuana law that is easily manipulated by people who seek bogus prescriptions to obtain a drug the federal government says is illegal for all use, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not cleared for medical use.
Legislature moves closer to legalizing medical marijuana
"My heart goes out to the little kids who suffer from seizures," Knowles said. "But, Mr. Speaker, we have an FDA. This is in direct violation of federal law." 3/16/16
314C Main Capitol Building Post Office Box 202124
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2124