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Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana - Cannabis News

Proposed legislation would authorize release of prisoners jailed for crimes associated with cannabis.

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With billions in marijuana cash unbanked, Pa. leads an appeal to Congress for protections - Cannabis News

Currently about 70 percent of all American "plant touching" marijuana businesses — growers and dispensaries — reportedly lack bank accounts.

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'Historic' day for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania as 'flower' goes on sale - Cannabis News

“Dry leaf” marijuana went on sale Wednesday morning at 16 dispensaries across the state. Additional dispensaries will begin stocking it over the next week.

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A 'game-changer' for Pennsylvania medical marijuana; flower goes on sale next week - Cannabis News

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania are bracing for a surge in new customers when vaporizable “flower” — the most popular and recognizable form of cannabis — goes on sale on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

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Pittsburgh mayor 'fully' supports legalizing recreational marijuana - Cannabis News

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he's been reluctant in the past to support legalizing marijuana for recreational use because of the stigma attached to it and because he had more important city business to address.

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Emotional families welcome first sales of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania - Cannabis News

Pennsylvania’s first sales of medical marijuana on Thursday proved to be as emotional as it was historic.

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Pennsylvania county approves medical marijuana policy for employees - Cannabis News

Effective Nov. 1, Cambria County and its employees will comply with and abide by Pennsylvania's law concerning medical marijuana use – with county leaders pledging not to discharge, threaten, refuse to hire, or discriminate against those certified to use the drug.

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Poll: Majority of Pa. voters support legalized marijuana - Cannabis News

Support in Pennsylvania to fully legalize marijuana has reached a record high, according to a poll published Thursday by Franklin and Marshall College.

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‘The phone is ringing off the hook’: What Pa. doctors will learn about medical cannabis - Cannabis News

The state approved two training programs so far.

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Pennsylvania: First hemp seeds sown legally in Lehigh Valley in decades - Cannabis News

The pilot research program comes as state officials try to make sense of contradictory federal law.

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Philadelphia Mayor: Pennsylvania should legalize marijuana like Colorado - Cannabis News

Perhaps the best way to avoid another large marijuana-party raid such as the one that took place in Philadelphia on Saturday is to legalize marijuana altogether at the state level, Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday.

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Hemp will soon return to Pennsylvania with approval of 16 research projects – Cannabis News

"It can be a billion-dollar crop if we wanted it to be," said Geoff Whaling, president of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industrial Council.

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State seeks farmers for hemp program – Cannabis News

Pennsylvania farmers are being invited to participate in a Hemp Pilot Research program that will contribute toward a better understanding of what could be a new cash crop in the commonwealth.

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Pa. aims to start medical marijuana sales in 2018

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that they will begin accepting applications early next year for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries, with a target date of mid-2018 for legal sales to begin in the state.

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Pennsylvania will allow industrial hemp to be grown at up to 30 test sites in 2017 – Cannabis News

Industrial hemp gets a bad rap, advocates say.

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Pennsylvania to release draft rules for marijuana dispensaries – Cannabis News

HARRISBURG – State officials plan to release draft rules for marijuana dispensaries today, as Pennsylvania remains on track to have its medical marijuana program up and running by 2018.

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Marijuana decriminalization: Governor says Pennsylvania can do more to end pot arrests – Cannabis News

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in systematic fashion, and remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization in place in several western states.

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In State College, Pennsylvania, a move toward decriminalizing marijuana – Cannabis News

Call it a victory for pot-smoking in a college town.

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Pennsylvania releases medical marijuana 'roadmap' for entrepreneurs – Cannabis News

The regulations that will govern Pennsylvania's nascent medical-marijuana industry are quickly taking shape.

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Pennsylvania issues progress report on Medical Marijuana Program – Cannabis News

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday provided a progress report on statewide efforts to implement the Medical Marijuana Program signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf in April.

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