Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill
Citizen Co-Sponsorship Campaign
Pennsylvanians are ready to end this cruel, irrational and expensive policy on cannabis, and this legislation will do just that. This legislation will end Pennsylvania’s prohibition on cannabis and would legalize cannabis for adult-use in Pennsylvania. Consider signing your name to our list of citizen co-sponsors!
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Adult Use Cannabis in PA
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.
Safe and Legal
Sets the minimum marijuana consumption age at 21 years old; mandates age verification for every purchase.
Bans any marketing directed toward children and provides the appropriate deterrence to keep marijuana out of the hands of anyone under 21 years old.
Empowers law enforcement with the means to adjudicate driving under the influence, and, to pursue and eradicate an illicit market.
Provides clarity and consistency for workplace rules regarding marijuana use for all those operating in good faith and protects the Second Amendment rights of all Pennsylvanians.
Social and Economic Equity
Expunges non-violent marijuana convictions and decriminalizes marijuana up to a certain limit.
Creates licenses for social and economic equity applicants and establishes that the majority of new licensees are granted to social and economic applicants.
Leverages Pennsylvania’s existing medical marijuana licensees to fulfill demand on an enhanced timetable while providing social and economic equity licensees the capital and know-how to succeed.
Implements a Business Development Fund, administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, to support loans, grants, and studies.
Micro Cultivation Licenses will allow Anyone with an interest the opportunity to participate in the emerging cannabis market.
New Tax Revenue and Jobs
Senate Democrats Urge Leadership on Adult Use
Harrisburg, Pa. – June 26, 2021 – During budget negotiations Senator Sharif Street offered amendments to HB 1024 impacting Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Fund (MMPF). Street also championed an amendment that allows those with felony convictions to be...
Senators Dan Laughlin and Sharif Street champion Adult Use Legalization Bill emphasizing safety, social and economic equity HARRISBURG, PA − February 24, 2021 − Today, State Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) introduced...
HARRISBURG, PA − July 9, 2020 − The pandemic has created unprecedented budget challenges in Pennsylvania. Senator Street sent the following letter to Governor Wolf and Senate leadership at urging them to consider legalizing cannabis to raise revenue in the fall. ...
A new effort to legalize recreational cannabis is coming to the Keystone State. Pennsylvania lawmakers Daylin Leach and Sharif Street are hoping to build support for their latest proposal, Senate Bill 350 which they introduced on October 15th. The bill would allow for...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...