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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.

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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.

Allows licensed medical marijuana patients to grow up to five plants in their home

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.

Agricultural Engagement

Authorizes farmers and craft growers across the Commonwealth to engage in the cultivation of marijuana.
Through established demand, enables any applicant who wants a license to get a license to cultivate marijuana in a manner that is safe and regulated.

New Tax Revenue and Jobs

The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office projects that marijuana legalization can generate between $400 million to $1 billion of new tax revenue for the Commonwealth.
The proposal will create thousands of new jobs.

Senate Democrats Urge Leadership on Adult Use

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.  He was joined on the letter by 14 other Senators. 

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