New Pennsylvania Cannabis Bill Would Legalize Adult-Use and Expunge Records
Pennsylvania State Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) has floated a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in PA. And, according to an article by KESQ News3, the bill also calls for the expungement of non-violent cannabis-related convictions. Rep. Wheatley says his aim is to relieve some of the stress on the criminal justice system, while spurring growth for Pennsylvania.
In addition to expunging non-violent weed-related offenses and legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, the bill calls for a portion of proceeds from weed sales to be used to aid disadvantaged groups in the state. The money would also be used to support social programs, such as student loan forgiveness and affordable housing. Rep. Wheatley says he wants Pennsylvania to pass cannabis legislation that will make PA a better place.