marijuana-legalization

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass

BY: - November 10, 2022

Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Pennsylvania has not passed a bill.

More than 2,500 apply for pardon under Pa. marijuana pardon project

BY: - September 28, 2022

More than 2,500 Pennsylvanians with minor, nonviolent marijuana criminal convictions have applied for a pardon under a new program launched by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman this month.

Wolf admin announces pardon push for people with certain marijuana convictions

BY: - September 1, 2022

(*This story was updated at 12:08 p.m. on Thursday, 9/1/22 to include comment from House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman) With months left to go at the helm, the Wolf administration on Thursday announced it’s launching what it’s describing as a “one-time, large-scale pardoning project,” for people convicted of minor, non-violent marijuana offenses. Democratic Gov. Tom  […]

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.

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

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.

COMMENTARY

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

COMMENTARY

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.