Welcome to the forums and to Philly when you come through. As a resident of CA who has firsthand knowledge of the way things are out there (and in your town especially where it's basically a pot-haven) could be very useful. Would you be interested in meeting with the representative or senator from the area where your family resides and talking to them about your experience out in CA with legal medical MJ? Sometimes they forget what we're really talking about here, and to see someone who uses it legally talk about their experience can go a long way.
Sure, if it would help! My parents are in Ardmore, which is where I grew up (Lower Merion class of '82, my mom was class of '590.