HARRISBURG – The Senate Law and Justice Committee will host a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the North Office Building to discuss legalizing adult-use marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Majority Chairman Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) began circulating a co-sponsorship memo late last year to authorize cannabis use for adults and to utilize the anticipated $1 billion in tax revenues to fund state police, crime prevention and after school programs for disadvantaged youth.
In a recent op-ed, Sen. Regan pointed to the success of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program that he helped craft as a member of the House of Representatives in 2016. Since its inception, the state has registered more than 500,000 patients and caregivers into the program, which has changed the lives of so many through the safe and effective use of medical marijuana.
“I want to build off the success of that program while ensuring its continued viability for the industry and its patients,” said Sen. Regan. “We must also make sure that Pennsylvanians receive their fair share from the sale of adult-use marijuana, not the cartels and gangs whose profits are comparable to Fortune 500 companies.”
The hearing will be livestreamed at law.pasenategop.com.
Media coverage is encouraged.
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