The 7 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2021

One of the few bright spots in an otherwise difficult year was marijuana legalization’s progress in the US. Four states voted to legalize recreational cannabis on Election Day while Vermont and Illinois had already begun legal sales of adult-use marijuana earlier in the year. Though there won’t be any marijuana [...]

2020-12-29T07:26:59-07:00December 29, 2020|

Pennsylvania Gov Calls for Marijuana Legalization to Help Pandemic Relief Efforts

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf implored the Republican-controlled legislature to legalize adult-use cannabis to help the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery. Gov. Wolf made the plea when announcing his fall legislative agenda, arguing marijuana sales tax revenues could fund restorative justice programs and support small businesses struggling from the COVID-19 shutdown. It’s [...]

2020-09-04T06:44:55-07:00September 5, 2020|

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Introduces New Marijuana Legalization Bill

A new adult-use marijuana legalization bill has been introduced by Rep. Jake Wheatley (D) to the Pennsylvania state legislature. House Bill 2050 would permit possession, cultivation and consumption of marijuana for adults 21 and older, would establish a taxed and regulated recreational cannabis industry, and contains various provisions aimed at [...]

2020-04-08T08:25:48-07:00March 17, 2020|

Pennsylvania Cannabis Possession Arrests In Decline

Arrests for marijuana possession in Pennsylvania declined sharply in 2019, according to preliminary data released from the state’s Police Uniform Crime Reporting System. While the figures are subject to slight adjustments, data from last year reveals that 19,900 adults were arrested for possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis. [...]

2020-04-08T08:27:22-07:00February 5, 2020|

Sweeping Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill which pretty much reads as a wishlist of just about everything a pro-cannabis reform advocate would want. Senate Bill S50 would not only legalize adult-use marijuana in Pennsylvania, but also contains provisions for the automatic expungement of marijuana-related convictions, home-growing, home [...]

2019-11-17T05:09:49-07:00November 17, 2019|

Pennsylvania Implements Expedited Pardon Process For Those With Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Pennsylvania has introduced an expedited process to have low-level marijuana convictions expunged from an individual's criminal record. The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons is now encouraging people with marijuana-related criminal records to come forward to state officials and have their case reviewed. If the individual is successful, they will be granted [...]

2019-10-17T02:53:35-07:00October 19, 2019|
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