Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are working to build support for a marijuana legalization bill they plan to introduce soon. In a memo sent to colleagues on Monday, Reps. Jake Wheatley (D) and Dan Frankel (D) said the proposal “will create a legal and regulatory framework structured to control and regulate the cultivation, processing, transportation, distribution, delivery, and sale at retail of cannabis and cannabis products. This comes as a bipartisan Senate duo is also in the process of crafting legislation to legalize cannabis across the commonwealth. Sens. Dan Laughlin (R) and Sharif Street (D) announced some details of the proposal earlier this year, but the bill has yet to be formally introduced. Wheatley and Frankel said their upcoming measure will legalize possession and sale of up to one ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and older. It would establish a legislatively appointed Cannabis Regulatory Control body to oversee the market. The Department of Agriculture would be directed to “provide for participation by disadvantaged farmer-owned small businesses.” Marijuana sales would be taxed at 13 percent at the retail level. Individual municipalities would be able to impose an additional retail tax of up to two percent.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 06/22/2021 09:04:00