HARRISBURG, Pa. — New legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania was introduced Tuesday by two lawmakers from Allegheny County.
House Bill 2050 was unveiled by Democratic State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Dan Frankel, aimed at making it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to buy and consume marijuana.
I've introduced a bill to legalize the adult use of cannabis. Not only would it create jobs and generate much-needed revenue, but it would also eliminate the aggressive enforcement of simple marijuana possession laws in marginalized communities. pic.twitter.com/Nfd0qhk0hL— Jake Wheatley (@RepWheatley) September 28, 2021
In addition, the proposed bill would help people and communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of marijuana.
Money collected from marijuana sales tax would fund grant programs that would be established by House Bill 2050 to “benefit small, minority and women-owned businesses in Pennsylvania,” according to a news release.
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