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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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As Pa. considers cannabis legalization, lawmakers, Wolf need to put criminal justice reform front and center | 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.

In Lancaster, concerns about legal marijuana’s impact on kids meets fierce libertarian spirit

BY: - March 18, 2019

The audience of hundreds in downtown Lancaster's Ware Center included at least one man in a Make America Great Again hat and another in a "Fuck Donald" T-shirt. Opinions on legalization were about as divergent.

Embattled state Sen. Leach absent from scheduled Rotunda appearance on day he rolls out legal cannabis bill

BY: - March 18, 2019

(*This article was updated with additional details from Leach’s office about the event cancellation. The headline to this story has been updated to reflect that.) Two days after fellow Democrats called on him to resign, and on the same day he unveiled a bold policy proposal, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, was absent from a scheduled appearance […]

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Let Pennsylvanians decide: Put marijuana legalization on the ballot | Opinion

BY: - March 15, 2019

The use of a ballot question to better understand how legalizing marijuana is viewed by a broader swath of Pennsylvanians would provide invaluable guidance as the legislature takes up this issue.

In the Coal Region, a debate over whether marijuana legalization will hurt or help opioid crisis

BY: - March 2, 2019

Of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Schuylkill County in the Coal Region has been one of the hardest hit by opioids. On Saturday, the role that legalizing marijuana could play in that crisis was hotly debated during a stop on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s listening tour. At a theater in downtown Pottsville, Melissa Kalyan, administrator for Schuylkill County Drug […]

Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t have a fave superhero, but he did love “Classics Illustrated” — which explains so much

BY: - February 27, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf held an Q&A session on Instagram on Wednesday. And while it lacked the intensity of … say … the Watergate hearings, there were a few surprise glimpses into the psyche of Pennsylvania’s chief executive. For one, the session did settle the “Debate We Didn’t Even Know We Were Having” over whether Wolf […]

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Sooner – and probably not later – the time for legal weed in Pa. will come | Opinion

BY: - February 13, 2019

There are plenty of obstacles to legal weed in Pa. But it's impossible to put off the debate any longer.