Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress
There are now few avenues to pass marijuana measures seen as boons to states where the drug is legal before year's end.
Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization
'Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit,' Biden said.
The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis
Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.
Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows | Analysis
A majority of voters in all 50 states support the idea, but the U.S. Senate doesn’t.
Marijuana Policy Project names Pennsylvania one of 19 states with worst weed laws
Under current law, Pa. imposes up to 30 days’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $500 for possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis.
Senate committee considers oversight, economic growth with legalized adult-use cannabis
The hearing was one in a series to evaluate the possible benefits of legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania and draft oversight measures.
Schumer, Booker, Wyden ask U.S. Senate colleagues for help on marijuana reform
The biggest hurdle for the legislation would be garnering support from at least 10 Republican senators, the minimum number needed to advance a bill in the evenly divided Senate.
Cannabis Legalization: Pa. should lead, not follow | Opinion
The illegality of cannabis goes far beyond in its harm to our community. A cannabis conviction can negate one's ability to vote, serve in our Armed Forces, or live in public housing.
U.S. House advances marijuana banking bill, though final passage uncertain
The federal government’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I illegal substance, by definition something with no medical use and a high potential for abuse, means that it’s difficult for cannabis businesses to use banks.
Pa. Sen. Regan proposes legalizing adult-use cannabis to fund State Police, community programs
Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, plans to introduce legislation that would legalize adult-use cannabis in Pennsylvania.
Western Pa. lawmakers introduce adult-use cannabis bill
The bill includes a “Cannabis Clean Slate” proposal that would expunge the records of non-violent drug offenders and release incarcerated non-violent drug offenders.
Attorney: Pa.’s med.marijuana regulatory backlog is at a ‘crisis’ state | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The Dept. of Health is doing some things well. More needs to be fixed, Harrisburg attorney Judith Cassel said