cannabis-legalization

Attempt to help states ease banking for marijuana businesses stumbles in Congress

BY: - December 8, 2022

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

BY: , and - October 6, 2022

'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

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

Federal attempts to legalize marijuana flail, even as public support grows | Analysis

BY: - April 25, 2022

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

BY: - March 22, 2022

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

BY: - February 28, 2022

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

BY: - February 10, 2022

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.

COMMENTARY

Cannabis Legalization: Pa. should lead, not follow | Opinion

BY: - February 8, 2022

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

BY: - February 4, 2022

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

BY: - October 4, 2021

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

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.

COMMENTARY

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