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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.

Schumer, Booker, Wyden ask U.S. Senate colleagues for help on marijuana reform

BY: - February 10, 2022

The biggest hurdle for the legislation would be garnering support from at least 10 Republican senators, the minimum number needed to advance a bill in the evenly divided Senate.

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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.