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
Admittedly this subject is near and dear to me. As a girl born and raised in PA I had to hide my cannabis use for all my life (AKA when I started smoking at age 14) until I moved out to Colorado. Every time I go home to visit friends and family they beg me to help...
Pennsylvania Senators Move to Legalize Recreational Marijuana with New Bill, Would Become 11th State to do so
Two Pennsylvania state senators introduced Senate Bill 350 in Harrisburg on Tuesday which would allow adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and purchase cannabis from licensed retailers. If the bill passes, Pennsylvania would become the 11th state to legalize...
Democratic state Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street have introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania for users over the age of 21. If approved by the Legislature, the marijuana industry would generate about $500 million in the first...
Two Pennsylvania senators introduced a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill on Tuesday—just weeks after Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced that he’s in favor of the policy. Sens. Daylin Leach (D) and Sharif Street (D) filed the legislation, which would allow adults 21...
HARRISBURG – October 15, 2019 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) today introduced legislation that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would legalize cannabis for adult-use in...
Democratic state Sens. Daylin Leach and Sharif Street want Pennsylvania to turn over a new leaf—a marijuana leaf, that is. They’ve introduced a bill (SB 350) that would legalize marijuana use for adults 21 and older. Leach, D-17 of Lower Merion, who is also the...
HARRISBURG — State Senators Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) announced Tuesday they have introduced a bill that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would legalize it for adult use in the state. “Pennsylvania’s...
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...