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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.

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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

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What the United States can learn from Canada’s cannabis clarity | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2021

The inherent contradictions of American cannabis laws seem to appear in the news almost every week.

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Four states could legalize recreational cannabis next month. Pa.? Not so much | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 16, 2020

Of the initiatives, only Arizona's would 'directly' address matters of racial justice and help communities impacted by harsh enforcement laws, according to a published report.

House Repubs again snuff out Wolf’s calls for recreational cannabis legalization

BY: - September 3, 2020

"The governor is standing at a podium shouting orders at us for the fourth time in a month," a House GOP spokesman groused.

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.

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In rebooted recreational cannabis legalization plan, Pgh. lawmaker calls for ‘Cannabis Clean Slate’

BY: - February 12, 2020

Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, wants to combine social justice and criminal justice reform in a revised recreational cannabis legalization plan.

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Weed in state stores? What could possibly go wrong? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 5, 2019

A Democratic state lawmaker from Delaware County wants to legalize recreational marijuana and sell it through Pennsylvania's more than 600 state stores

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.

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It’s high time someone studied marijuana taxes – so we did | Opinion

BY: - September 22, 2019

What can public officials do? One solution is to coordinate tax rates across states to avoid cross-border purchasing.

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Lawmakers put schools and businesses in a bind with medical marijuana. They need to fix it | Opinion

BY: - July 24, 2019

The Legislature needs to put an end to this reefer madness by offering solutions to the unintended consequences they created.

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There’s been a lot of big talk about cannabis legalization. The reality is harder | Opinion

BY: - June 23, 2019

Perhaps over time, GOP legislative leaders will change their views on this issue. Or maybe they'll be replaced by lawmakers who are more supportive of legalization. But any such action will take a long time, if it ever occurs.