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Pennsylvania Should Decriminalize Cannabis, Says Governor

Pennsylvania should move forward with decriminalizing the personal possession of cannabis, according to Governor Tom Wolf. “I think we need to do that in a more systematic fashion,” Wolf said during an interview with WITF-FM’s Smart Talk. “There are too many people who are going to prison because of the use of very modest amounts …

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Pennsylvania: After 233 to 0 Vote in Legislature, Governor Signs Hemp Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that legalizes the cultivation and production of industrial hemp for research purposes. House Bill 967 was given unanimous approval by both the House of Representatives (184 to 0) and Senate (49 to 0). The new law allows those who receive a license from the Pennsylvania …

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Pennsylvania Legislature Votes 233 to 0 to Legalize Hemp Research

Pennsylvania’s full legislature has given unanimous approval to House Bill 967 which legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp if done for research purposes. The vote in the House of Representatives was 184 to 0, while the vote in the Senate was 49 to 0. The measure now goes to Governor Tom Wolf for consideration; he’s …

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Harrisburg Becomes Third Pennsylvania City to Decriminalize Cannabis

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, has become the third city in the state to pass an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis. On Tuesday the city’s council voted unanimously to pass a proposal making the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis a simple $75 fine for a person’s first and …

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Legislation Legalizing Medical Cannabis Takes Effect Tomorrow in Pennsylvania

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis was signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf last month, and tomorrow (May 17th) it becomes law. Senate Bill 3 makes Pennsylvania the 24th state in the U.S. to allow the medical use of cannabis, when not counting laws that only allow for the use of cannabis oil. The law was …

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a bill that legalizes the medical use and distribution of cannabis. The passage of Senate Bill 3 makes Pennsylvania the 24th state to allow the medical use of cannabis (not including states that only allow CBD oil). More than half of Americans now live in states with …

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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis With 42 to 7 Vote

Pennsylvania’s full Senate has given overwhelming approval to legislation (Senate Bill 3) that would legalize medical cannabis; the vote was 42 to 7. The measure was approved last month by the full House of Representatives with an 149 to 43 vote, though will need to go back to the House for one final vote given …

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Hemp Bill

A bill to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes has been given unanimous approval by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The measure – House Bill 967 – now heads to the state’s Senate, where it’s expected to be quickly approved (the Senate last month gave unanimous approval to a separate but similar …

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Pennsylvania Governor Says He Supports Decriminalizing Cannabis

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he supports decriminalizing cannabis, noting that there are “a lot of reasons” to do so. “There are a lot of reasons to look at decriminalization”,  Governor Wolf said during an interview with WPXI-TV. “I think that’s something that I support.” He continued; “I believe, for a number of reasons, that …

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Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

[Correction: Senate Bill 3 has not actually passed the full Senate as this article states, it’s passed the Senate State Government Committee and currently sits in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The CBS News post that we link to is incorrect. We apologize for the mistake.] Pennsylvania’s Senate has passed Senate Bill 3, a proposal to legalize …

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