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Weed, ethics and a natural gas tax: Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 plan for Pennsylvania, explained

BY: - January 28, 2021

The pitch, delivered during a video press conference, featured few new ideas. Instead, Wolf focused on repackaging proposals he has pitched time and time and time again to the Legislature

Pa. has to pass a budget soon. Here’s what is on the table

BY: and - October 18, 2020

Budget debates in Pennsylvania’s state Capitol are fast-moving affairs in the best of years, with legislative leaders talking behind closed doors with little input from the public.

First batch of marijuana pardons under expedited review head to Wolf’s desk

BY: - June 23, 2020

Lyndsay Kensinger, a spokeswoman for Wolf, said the Democratic governor is “very supportive” of the expedited pardon program.

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.

Tanqueray and chronic? Pa. House Democrat wants to sell legal cannabis in state liquor stores

BY: - October 2, 2019

At a Capitol news conference Wednesday, the lawmaker suggested property tax relief, school funding, or social justice causes as possible beneficiaries of the roughly $581 million expected windfall.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he supports legalizing cannabis

BY: - September 27, 2019

"Continuing to criminalize adult personal marijuana use is a waste of limited law enforcement resources, it disproportionately impacts our minority communities and it does not make us safer," the Democrat said.

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In first-ever hearing on legalizing cannabis, House GOP focuses on Pa. gun owners

BY: - June 3, 2019

"I think there's going to be a lot more discussion and conversation over the next few years prior to acting on any of those pieces of legislation," one Republican said.

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Lawmakers, Wolf need to put reform front and center on cannabis legalization | Aryanna Berringer

BY: - April 28, 2019

I saw firsthand the damage that a cannabis arrest can wreak. We need to put those days behind us.

As legal pot efforts take hold across the country, opponents organize in Pennsylvania

BY: - April 22, 2019

Bills that would legalize recreational marijuana for all adults in Pennsylvania are presumed to be dead on arrival in the state House and the Senate, where one Republican leader called the idea “reckless and irresponsible.”

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Does legalizing marijuana help or harm Americans? Weighing the statistical evidence | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2019

It’s clear that marijuana tax revenue has increased year over year for every state that has legalized recreational marijuana.

Poll: 59 percent of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing recreational cannabis

BY: - March 28, 2019

As Lt. Gov. John Fetterman tours the state seeking input on recreational cannabis, a clear majority of Pennsylvania voters say in a new poll they support legalization.