HARRISBURG (WBRE/WYOU) – A stalled bill which would allow the use of marijuana for medical uses will finally get a hearing before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Dist. 62) announced Thursday morning that he will hold a vote on the legislation to proceed.

The bill (Senate Bill 3) has been stalled in the lower house for the past several months after a state House bipartisan working group finished considering it. The measure, which has already passed the state Senate, came under fire in the House, where some 197 proposed amendments were offered up, many designed to kill the bill.

Governor Tom Wolf praised Thursday’s decision.

“As I have said for years, I support the legalization of medical marijuana and I believe it is long past time to provide this important medical relief to patients and families across the commonwealth,” said Wolf.

“It is time to legalize medical marijuana because we should not deny doctor-recommended treatment that could help people suffering from seizures or cancer patients affected by Chemotherapy,” he added.