Senator Street Announces $6.9M in Violence Intervention and Prevention Grants for 3rd Senate District

PHILADELPHIA – March 29, 2024 – Today, Senator Sharif Street, announced $6.9M in Philadelphia Violence Intervention and Prevention Grants for the Third Senate District which includes North Philadelphia, Brewrytown, Nicetown, Lower Germantown, Logan, Olney, Fern Rock, Crescentville, East Oak Lane, East Wyoming, East Hunting Park, Francisville, Lawncrest, Melrose Park Garden, Spring Garden and Fairmount. “I thank Governor Shapiro for ensuring $40M in recurring statewide funding for community VIP...

Senator Street Joins Governor Shapiro and Secretary Siger in Honesdale to Highlight Proposed $25 Million Investment to Create Economic Opportunity for PA Main Streets and Small Businesses

Honesdale, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger joined local leaders to highlight the Governor’s proposed investments in Pennsylvania Main Streets, small businesses, and local communities. As part of the 2024-25 budget proposal that focuses on creating economic opportunity for all in communities across Pennsylvania, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Siger visited small businesses on Honesdale’s Main Street business district.

Senator Sharif Street Applauds Governor Shapiro’s 2024-25 Budget Proposal, Praises Investments in Education, Violence Prevention, and Gov’s Pitch for Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

HARRISBURG, PA – February 6, 2024 – In response to Governor Josh Shapiro’s $48.3 billion budget proposal for FY 2024-25, State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) released the following statement: “Today is a great day for Pennsylvania. What we heard from Governor Shapiro during his historic budget address in the Capitol rotunda, was a commitment to investing in our education systems for students of all ages, the safety of our communities, the legalization of adult-use marijuana, and a...
Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

Adult Use Cannabis Bill

The Laughlin-Street Bipartisan Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill prioritizes safety, social and economic equity and, engages Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry.

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Beginning May 7, 2025, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.


Clean Slate Law

The Clean Slate Law gives people a second chance at life, after being unjustly burdened after paying their debt to society. Criminal histories can be cleared from your record for certain offenses.

Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Laughlin-Street Bipartisan Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill prioritizes safety, social and economic equity and, engages Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry. Their proposal ensures the vitality of Pennsylvania’s world-class medical marijuana industry while creating thousands of jobs and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue for the Commonwealth.

The "Planting Seeds" Podcast

The “Planting Seeds” Podcast

“Planting Seeds with Senator Sharif Street” is a thought-provoking podcast that delves into the multifaceted world of cannabis. Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street sits down with cannabis industry veteran Joe Hodas (CMO of Wana Brands, North America’s farthest-reaching edibles company). Together, they explore the evolution of cannabis legalization, emphasizing bipartisan support and addressing racial disparities in enforcement. They navigate an industry grappling with its identity, discussing social change versus business goals. The conversation extends to stigma, benefits of legalization, and challenges, including interstate transport. The duo aims to educate on diverse cannabis aspects, from workers’ issues to regulatory frameworks. Action items emerge, including advocating for standardized regulations, and supporting social equity initiatives. The show promises insightful episodes unraveling the complexities of cannabis in Pennsylvania.

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