The latest push to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania is bringing two lawmakers together from opposite parties with very different backgrounds. But Sen. Mike Regan, a Republican, and Rep. Amen Brown, a Democrat, say by teaming up on a bill to legalize marijuana, it demonstrates that the partisan divide that often hinders progress on major legislation can be overcome. And they recognize it’s going to take bipartisan support to make it happen. On Tuesday, Brown, a Philadelphia lawmaker, began circulating a memo to his House colleagues seeking support for a proposed marijuana legalization bill that would offer some provisions for decriminalization for non-violent marijuana offenses. It also would level the playing field for individuals from marginalized communities to have opportunities to generate money and generational wealth by getting into the legal marijuana business.

PennLive, 10/06/2021

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