Stories tagged: "marijuana"

A crop of cannabis plants grow under artificial lights at a facility in Oregon. (Getty Images)
Pennsylvania House lawmakers hold hearing on legalizing recreational marijuana

Democrats on the House Health Committee in Harrisburg on Wednesday began the long and drawn out process of legalizing recreational adult-use cannabis for residents throughout the commonwealth by hosting an informational hearing on the topic. 

Marijuana products are displayed at Beyond/Hello, Center City Philadelphia's first medical marijuana dispensary, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. The shop opened its doors on Thursday morning to patients and caregivers with medical marijuana cards issued by the state. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Unlocking the Healing Power: A 3-Step Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

While repeated efforts to legalize recreational cannabis have stalled, medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania with a medical ID card you can get through the state’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania speaks at a news conference with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in his Capitol reception room, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. The men announced that Fetterman will open a "conversation" about legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania by scheduling a series of town hall-style sessions on it. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Wolf, Fetterman Launch Program to Pardon Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

The governor and US Senate candidate, both vocal advocates for the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, said the new pardon project will give residents with minor, non-violent marijuana convictions a second chance to improve their lives.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: A woman walks with a sign supporting legalizing marijuana during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention officially began on Monday and has attracted thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Democrats Renew Push for Biden to Decriminalize Weed, an Idea Pennsylvanians Overwhelmingly Support

Decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana is overwhelmingly popular with Pennsylvania residents of all political affiliations, as 69% of voters in the state support legalizing cannabis, according to the polling firm Civiqs.

Berks Country Pharmacann makes medical marijuana products. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images)
John Fetterman Calls on President Biden to Decriminalize Marijuana

Ahead of Biden’s upcoming visit to Pittsburgh, Fetterman is calling on the President to work to deschedule marijuana from its classification as a Schedule I drug, and going on the offensive against his Senate opponent Dr. Oz in anticipation of any backlash.

GARDINER, ME - AUGUST 21: Chocolate containing 10 mg of THC extract, made by the Wellness Connection of Maine in Gardiner, photographed on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. (Staff photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Bill Proposed to Make Edibles Legal for Medical Marijuana Patients

Sen. Dan Laughlin wants to see Pennsylvania join the 25 other states with medical marijuana laws that allow the sale and consumption of edibles by medical marijuana patients.

FILE - In this April 2, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator waves a flag with marijuana leaves on it during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana, outside of the White House in Washington. Marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under legislation the House approved Friday as Democrats made the case for allowing states to set their own policies on pot. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Not a Single PA Republican in the US House Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana

Just like their colleagues in the state House, Pennsylvania Republicans in the US House continue to vote against the legalization of recreational marijuana.