marijuana-legalization

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.

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The choice to legalize recreational cannabis isn’t as easy as proponents say it is | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2022

The expectation that adults would legally use marijuana, while children would not, is clearly misguided.

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Democrats can win on the issues. But they need to sell them | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - April 17, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf's sagging approval ratings must be troubling to Democrat Josh Shapiro, who's looking to succeed him.

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.

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Cannabis legalization: Will Pa. lawmakers barter away our public health and safety? | Opinion

BY: - February 8, 2022

Sen. Mike Regan didn't ask for law enforcement's input on his legalization bill. Here's what we think.

Federal law still treats marijuana as an illegal drug, creating headaches for states | Analysis

BY: - December 23, 2021

36 states, including Pa., allow either full legalization for adult use or wide scale medical use, putting them at odds with federal law

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It’s time for more than a cannabis conversation in Harrisburg, it’s time for action | Opinion

BY: - October 16, 2021

Cannabis prohibition has never been about the plant itself, these are laws against people, a tool of our own government’s institutional racism.

Marijuana-related arrests decreased sharply nationwide in 2020, but not in Pa., FBI data shows

BY: - October 10, 2021

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, police estimated over 350,000 arrests reported for marijuana-related violations last year, a decrease compared to the 545,602 marijuana-related arrests in 2019.

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.

Schumer: Congress should legalize weed on the federal level

BY: - July 14, 2021

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate says decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level is a change that’s “long overdue,” and that he’s prioritizing that effort amid a growing number of states legalizing cannabis.

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Gov. Tom Wolf pardoned 69 marijuana offenders. Why that matters | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 2, 2021

The executive action 'will give these 310 people a chance to put the conviction behind them, offering them more opportunities,' the Wolf administration said.

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.