Bipartisan Cannabis Legalization Bill Emerges From Pa. Senate
First time a Republican member of the chamber has co-sponsored the proposal
March 4, 2021
A bipartisan duo of senators introduced a measure on Feb. 24 to legalize adult use cannabis in Pennsylvania.
It's the first time a Republican member of the chamber has cosponsored the proposal – typically endorsed solely by Democrats, including Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.
"That's kind of the elephant in the room, if you will," said Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie. "I believe in solving problems, and adult use cannabis is no more harmful than liquor. I'm not afraid to run a bill that doesn't fit our party's stereotype."
In addition to regulating and taxing the drug for public cons...