Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana in Pennsylvania Clears Hurdle

Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana in Pennsylvania Clears Hurdle

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would downgrade penalties for cannabis possession.

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October 10, 2018
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Legislation and regulation News State by State: Pennsylvania

(CBS Local) — A bill to decriminalize marijuana in Pennsylvania cleared a big hurdle Tuesday.

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would downgrade penalties for possession of under 30 grams of marijuana from a third-degree misdemeanor to a summary offense that would allow up to a $300 fine and no jail time.

The bill will need to be approved in both the House and the Senate, before Gov. Tom Wolf will be able to sign it into law. Wolf has previously voiced his support for decriminalizing marijuana possession.

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