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Tagged With: Pennsylvania

ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

African Americans in Pennsylvania are over eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU Pennsylvania report reviewed arrest data for all 67 counties from 2010 to 2016. Excluding Philadelphia, which decriminalized cannabis possession … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it’s posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs. The full letter: Dear Attorney General Sessions: Last year, the Pennsylvania passed bipartisan legislation to legalize Medical Marijuana that I was … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania Marijuana Activists Continue to Push the Issue

Hundreds of marijuana law reform advocates from across Pennsylvania gathered last week at the state capitol to express their support for marijuana legalization and also to express concerns regarding the future of the state’s limited medical cannabis program. The event was coordinated by local reform groups Pittsburgh NORML, Philly NORML, and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Measure Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Update: Members of the House Transportation Committee are scheduled to vote on HB 928 on April 25. Legislation is pending to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties. Under current law, possession of up to 30 grams is third-degree misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail, a $ 500 fine and a driver’s license suspension … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Governor Wolf Signs Hemp Farming Bill

On Wednesday, July 20th, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, House Bill 967, to establish “a pilot program to study the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp.” The bill allows for registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp. Agencies, colleges, and universities are permitted to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. It also … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Marijuana Legalization Legislation Introduced

State lawmakers have introduced legislation, SB 528, to permit the adult possession and retail sale of marijuana. The measure permits adults to privately possess marijuana without penalty and to cultivate up to six plants (no more than three mature) for non-commercial purposes. Not-for-profit transactions involving small quantities of marijuana are also permitted. SB 528 also … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Measure

Governor Tom Wolf on Sunday, April 17, signed legislation, Senate Bill 3, to permit the production and use of medical marijuana products to qualified patients. NORML would like to thank those of you who advocated on behalf of this effort for the past several years. NORML would especially like to acknowledge the diligent work of … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced

Representative Ed Gainey has introduced legislation, House Bill 2076, to amend the state’s controlled substances act so that minor marijuana possession offenses are considered a non-criminal offense. States Rep. Gainey in a recent memorandum to House members: “Despite both local and nationwide progress on the issue of cannabis prohibition Pennsylvania continues to charge over 18,000 … Continue reading »

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Marijauana School Cannabis Career Institute comes to Florida, California and Pennsylvania

(PRWEB) December 07, 2014 The Cannabis Career Institute is teaching eager business entrepreneurs in Florida, Pennsylvania, and California. Classes will be held on December 14th in Orlando at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport, Philadelphia at the Clarian Hotel and Conference Center, and San Diego at the California Hampton Inn. Classes run one day from 9-7 … Continue reading »

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