recreational-marijuana

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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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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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.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman offers ‘safe space’ for opinions on legalizing marijuana

BY: - February 11, 2019

It was the opening night of a listening tour that will take Gov. Tom Wolf's No. 2 all over Pennsylvania.

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When it comes to marijuana legalization, Pa. is following a familiar script | Opinion

BY: - February 7, 2019

On every major reform, Pennsylvania punts, waiting as long as possible before being dragged fighting and screaming into modern times. It would be nice if Pennsylvania didn’t have to be last again.