Pennsylvania State Rep. To Introduce Recreational Marijuana Bill

If recreational marijuana becomes legal in Pennsylvania in the near future, its roots could be traced back to Pittsburgh.

State Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Hill District) plans to introduce a bill to legalize the sale and purchase of marijuana throughout Pennsylvania. And not just medical marijuana, which has been sold since February, but recreational marijuana. This bill, if enacted into law, would also expunge criminal records for marijuana-related crimes that would become legal under the new law. Continue reading “Pennsylvania State Rep. To Introduce Recreational Marijuana Bill”

Medical Marijuana Hits The Pennsylvania Market With High Prices And High Demand

Limited quantities, sticker shock, and some mislabeled product.

The first week of medical marijuana sales in Pennsylvania was marked by these birthing pains. On the whole, retailers and the Department of Health said the launch of the nascent industry — expected to grow into one of the nation’s largest markets — had largely gone “as hoped.” Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Hits The Pennsylvania Market With High Prices And High Demand”

Pennsylvania’s MMJ Program Expects Shakeup With Recreational Marijuana In New Jersey

New Jersey is almost certain to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use within a year, and that’s sure to have major repercussions on Pennsylvania’s nascent medical cannabis industry.

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy ran on a platform calling for full legalization of all forms of marijuana for anyone over 21. Industry analysts say the Garden State cannabis market could be worth $1 billion a year and generate an annual $300 million for the state’s tax coffers. Continue reading “Pennsylvania’s MMJ Program Expects Shakeup With Recreational Marijuana In New Jersey”

Legal Challenges Could Delay Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

A state lawmaker and advocates who fought to get medical marijuana legalized in Pennsylvania say a rejected applicant for a dispensary and grower licenses should drop its effort to get the state’s program halted.

In a lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court, Keystone ReLeaf asked the court to halt the rollout of the medical marijuana program over concerns about the lack of transparency in how the permits were awarded.

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