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
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