Philly Council hearing on medical marijuana dispensaries highlights needs for community involvement

Philly Council hearing on medical marijuana dispensaries highlights needs for community involvement

Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Rules Friday hurried through a meeting to pass through two bills, including one to restrict the spread of marijuana dispensaries in one neighborhood near the county border.

Currently there are six dispensaries operating in the city. The state mandates they open in commercial corridors, like the Beyond/Hello location that recently opened in the shopping district of Center City.

Friday, April 12, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Minimum wage hike, recreational pot earn wide support in new statewide poll

Minimum wage hike, recreational pot earn wide support in new statewide poll

Nearly 70 percent of Pennsylvanians express some support for raising the state’s minimum wage and over half are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to a poll released by Franklin and Marshall University Thursday.

State Democrats will hope those data points could indicate public support is behind them in their uphill battle to push Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour, as well as a possible fight to legalize recreational marijuana in the commonwealth.
Thursday, March 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - February 11, 2019

Tweets of the Week - February 11, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, February 15, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: Fetterman launches marijuana listening tour

VIDEO: Fetterman launches marijuana listening tour

The snow did not keep people away from the first stop on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's listening tour Monday night. Hundreds lined up outside the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg waiting to get through security to talk about legalizing marijuana.


The majority seemed to be in favor of legalizing adult use cannabis, but people from both sides showed up to give their opinions. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Wolf and Fetterman to launch listening tour for opinions on legalizing marijuana

Wolf and Fetterman to launch listening tour for opinions on legalizing marijuana

On Thursday afternoon Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman announced that they will be launching a statewide listening tour to speak with Pennsylvanians about their thoughts on the possibility of legalizing marijuana. 

Fetterman will be starting his tour in February and will be going to all 67 counties in the state to hear from residents. His office will also be launching a website where voters can go on to post their thoughts and opinions online. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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