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Pa. Sen. Regan proposes legalizing adult-use cannabis to fund State Police, community programs

BY: - October 4, 2021

Sen. Mike Regan, R-York, plans to introduce legislation that would legalize adult-use cannabis in Pennsylvania.

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Western Pa. lawmakers introduce adult-use cannabis bill

BY: - September 28, 2021

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.

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Attorney: Pa.’s med.marijuana regulatory backlog is at a ‘crisis’ state | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2021

The Dept. of Health is doing some things well. More needs to be fixed, Harrisburg attorney Judith Cassel said

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What the United States can learn from Canada’s cannabis clarity | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2021

The inherent contradictions of American cannabis laws seem to appear in the news almost every week.

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Why is the Pa. GOP keeping us stuck in cannabis prohibition? | Opinion

BY: - April 27, 2021

The starting point must be an honest discussion about the risks and rewards of adult use regulation. Lying to Pennsylvanians is inexcusable. We deserve the truth about the benefits of legalization.

Senators reveal bipartisan plan to legalize weed, expunge records in Pennsylvania

BY: - February 24, 2021

The sponsors, Sens. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, cited shifting public attitudes, as well as the potential gain from a new crop for farmers, a fresh start for those with a possession arrest on their record, and a boast to the state’s bottom line.

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Five things the Legislature can do to make Pennsylvanians’ lives measurably better in 2021 | John L. Micek

BY: - December 30, 2020

This new time calls for a reset on everything. The dawning of a new year offers just such and opportunity. The 253 members of the General Assembly should not squander it. 

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Legalizing recreational cannabis will open a Pandora’s box of problems for law enforcement | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2020

Legalization poses significant challenges for law enforcement resulting from the unanticipated consequences it has on public safety.

Wolf puts recreational weed, paid family leave, hazard pay and business grants on fall agenda

BY: - August 25, 2020

With the Legislature set to reconvene next week, Gov. Tom Wolf released a broad policy platform Tuesday calling for legal weed, paid family leave, and campaign finance reform.

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Fears of addiction are overblown. Pa. needs to legalize recreational marijuana | Opinion

BY: - April 17, 2020

Facts about relatively low rates of dependence and potentially huge benefits prompted public debates after Gov. Tom Wolf  said it was time to have a serious conversation about legalizing recreational cannabis.

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In rebooted recreational cannabis legalization plan, Pgh. lawmaker calls for ‘Cannabis Clean Slate’

BY: - February 12, 2020

Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, wants to combine social justice and criminal justice reform in a revised recreational cannabis legalization plan.

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Majority of Pennsylvania voters want legal cannabis, poll shows — just not in state stores

BY: - October 31, 2019

The poll released Thursday shows 58 percent of voters support legalization, a number consistent with March polling by the Lancaster-based college.