PA Senators Introduce Legalized Recreational Marijuana Bill

Democratic Senators Daylin Leach and Sharif Street submitted the Adult Use Cannabis bill on Oct.15, a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults 21 and over across Pennsylvania, raising $500 million in tax dollars to schools in Pennsylvania. If the...

New Senate Bill Would Legalize Recreational Pot in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two state senators have introduced a bill that some are calling a model for recreational marijuana legalization. Senate Bill 350, introduced this week by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, is being hailed as one...

Musings: Politics and pot

The Pennsylvania Legislature has an opportunity to do the right thing, the re-legalization of marijuana. Yes, re-legalize. Remember, it wasn’t always illegal to grow, sell or use the plant. But the legislature is made up of politicians. So, what are the odds that they...

Will Pennsylvania’s Cannabis Laws Become ‘The Gold Standard’?

An increasing number of states have legalized cannabis for adult use, with even more states exploring the idea of passing an adult-use legalization law either via citizen initiative or through the legislative process. One of those states is Pennsylvania, which has...

Senators introduce bill legalizing cannabis for adult-use in PA

WILKES-BARRE — State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery/Delaware, and Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, last week introduced legislation that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would legalize cannabis for adult-use in Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania’s...

New Senate Bill Would Legalize Recreational Pot in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two state senators have introduced a bill that some are calling a model for recreational marijuana legalization. Senate Bill 350, introduced this week by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, and Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, is being hailed as one...

Local Governments Are Trying to Make the Cannabis Industry Less Racist

Local governments looking to legalize marijuana across the nation are starting to think about racial equity—at a time when a multi-billion dollar cannabis industry is excluding the communities most devastated by the War on Drugs. As of 2017, more than 80 percent of...

Bottle and Can Deposit Program Proposed in PA

Harrisburg, PA (WENY)– A program encouraging recycling could be making its way to Pennsylvania in the near future. Representative Wendy Ullman introduced House Bill 1322 as a way to encourage Pennsylvania residents to recycle, and reward them for doing so. “What...

Pennsylvania Senators Introduce Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Pennsylvania Senators Daylin Leach and Sharif Street introduced SB 350, the Adult Use Cannabis bill on Tuesday of this week. The bill would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and purchase cannabis from licensed retailers. It would also automatically...

Pennsylvania Senators File Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization Bill

Two Pennsylvania senators introduced a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill on Tuesday—just weeks after Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced that he’s in favor of the policy. Sens. Daylin Leach (D) and Sharif Street (D) filed the legislation, which would allow adults 21...

Senators Introduce Bill Legalizing Cannabis for Adult-Use in PA

HARRISBURG – October 15, 2019 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) today introduced legislation that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would legalize cannabis for adult-use in...

Leach bill would legalize recreational marijuana in Pa.

Democratic state Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street want Pennsylvania to turn over a new leaf—a marijuana leaf, that is. They’ve introduced a bill (SB 350) that would legalize marijuana use for adults 21 and older. Leach, D-17 of Lower Merion, who is also the...