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
Pennsylvania lawmakers discussed the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana during a joint Senate and House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on Monday. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), a reform advocate who is leading a statewide listening tour to get feedback on the...
Pennsylvania is getting ever closer to legal recreational marijuana but policymakers still face tough questions about what this potentially multi-billion-dollar industry would look like. In December, Gov. Tom Wolf signaled he’s open to it after years of ambivalence...
The listening sessions have come and gone. So what comes next? More listening. A 67-county listening tour to gather feedback about adult recreational marijuana already came to Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties, attracting well over 500 attendees...
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- As the topic of legalizing recreational marijuana grows in the Keystone State, college students are taking a closer look at Senate Bill 350. If approved, it would make pot legal for all adults 21 and older. "I feel like if you do it...
Senate Bill 350 would make marijuana use legal for adults over 21, expunge arrest records for some drug offenses and earmark tax revenue for education. Pennsylvania could join a growing number of states legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults if a bill...
Earlier this week, Pennsylvania senators unveiled the details of a cannabis legalization bill that, compared to the more restrained bills being considered elsewhere, is striking in both its scope and progressive approach. The bill, SB 350, set to be introduced by...
Two state senators will soon introduce a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, marking the second time this year such a bill has surfaced in the Pennsylvania legislature. Sens. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, revealed...
Pennsylvania is slowly boarding the recreational marijuana train. In recent months, Gov. Tom Wolf has said he’s open to it. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he wants to visit every county to talk about it. And soon the state will have a fresh opportunity to legalize it.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two state senators are working on legislation that would fully legalize marijuana for adult use. In a statement released on Monday, Senators Daylin Leach and Sharif Street say after more than 60 years of prohibition, marijuana is still widely...