PENNSYLVANIA LAWMAKERS consider bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider bill to legalize recreational marijuana



MARIJUANA IN PENYLNSVANIA IS BEING INTRODUCED AT THE STATE CAPITOL. MATT: THEY ARE GOING TO TRY AGAIN. THIS BILL WOULD ONCE AGAIN TRY TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA USE FOR ALL ADULTS IN PENNSYLVAN.IA BUT THIS BILL, UNLIKE PREVUSIO VERSIONS THAT HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED AND NOT GONE ANYWHERE, IT HAS SE NEW PROVISIONS IN IT. THE GROWERS AND PROCESS WOULD HAVE TO CONTRACT WITH AN INDEPENDENT LAB TO TEST THE MARIJUANA AT MULTIPLE POINTS BEFORE IT IS SOLD. THE BILL INCLUDES HELP FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY AGGRESSIVE MARIJNAUA ENFORCEMENT IN THE PAST, BY GETTING THOSE FOS INVOLVED DIRECTLY IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY. THERE IS ALSO A CLEAN SLATE PROVISION THAT WOULD HELP PENNSYLVANIANS JAILED FOR MARIJUANA OFFENSES. ALL THOSE CHARGEWID TH CRIMES UNDER THE “CONTROLLED BSSUTANCE, DRUG, DEVICE AND COSMETIC ACT OF 1972” WOULD HAVE THEIR RECORDS EXPUNG.ED >> IF SOMEBYOD HAS BEEN NEARLY BEEN CONVICTED AND IS SERVING TIME FOR POSSESSION OF MODEST AMOUNTS OF CANNABIS, WE BELIEVE THEY ARE TO BE RELEASED. MATT: IN THE PAST, GOVERNOR WOL F HT: IN THE PAST, GOVERNOR WOL

Pennsylvania lawmakers consider bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Pennsylvania legislators are once again considering a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults.Lawmakers have failed to pass other recreational marijuana bills, but this latest attempt has some changes.What’s in the recreational marijuana bill?Growers and processors of marijuana would have to contract with an independent lab to test marijuana at multiple points before sale.The bill includes help for people who live in marginalized communities that have been negatively affected by aggressive marijuana enforcement by getting them involved in the cannabis industry.There is a “clean slate” provision in the marijuana bill. That would help Pennsylvanians who are currently imprisoned on marijuana offenses. Additionally, people who were convicted of crimes under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act of 1972 would have their records expunged.”If somebody has narrowly been convicted and serving time for possession of modest amounts of cannabis, you know. They believe that they ought to be released,” said Rep. Dan Frankel (D) 23rd District.Gov. Tom Wolf has signaled his support for legalizing recreational marijuana broadly. The lawmakers behind this latest legalization bill will hold a news conference about it Tuesday at noon.

Pennsylvania legislators are once again considering a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults.

Lawmakers have failed to pass other recreational marijuana bills, but this latest attempt has some changes.

What’s in the recreational marijuana bill?

  • Growers and processors of marijuana would have to contract with an independent lab to test marijuana at multiple points before sale.
  • The bill includes help for people who live in marginalized communities that have been negatively affected by aggressive marijuana enforcement by getting them involved in the cannabis industry.
  • There is a “clean slate” provision in the marijuana bill. That would help Pennsylvanians who are currently imprisoned on marijuana offenses.
  • Additionally, people who were convicted of crimes under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act of 1972 would have their records expunged.

“If somebody has narrowly been convicted and serving time for possession of modest amounts of cannabis, you know. They believe that they ought to be released,” said Rep. Dan Frankel (D) 23rd District.

Pennsylvania's Capitol building in Harrisburg.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are once again considering a bill to legalize pot.

Gov. Tom Wolf has signaled his support for legalizing recreational marijuana broadly.

The lawmakers behind this latest legalization bill will hold a news conference about it Tuesday at noon.

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