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Grow it Yourself: Recreational Marijuana Proposal for PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some Pennsylvania senators are proposing another bill for growing cannabis after Governor Tom Wolf announced his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana.

A new plan to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania would allow you to grow it yourself.

Under a new bill introduced in the state Senate, people 21 or over could pay $50 a year for the right to have up to 10 pot plants for use in their own home. That person could share the marijuana they grow with friends or family. They would not be able to sell it.

"I think it's a good thing because people can get it easier. And I think it would stop crimes from people selling it. People can just grow it themselves at their house," Sidonio Castro said.

"I think for people medically it's a good idea, but not necessarily recreationally. I think maybe that's going a little bit too far," Maria Gyle said.

For $250 a year, you can get a permit to grow up to 150 plants at home then sell it to a processor or dispensary. The catch is you can't use that pot yourself.

Another provision would allow adults to pay $50 a year for a permit to deliver recreational marijuana from licensed dispensaries.

The senators who proposed the bill expect it to generate $500 million in tax revenue after the first year. That money would go to schools.

"From the tax revenue alone, and there's a lot of medical benefits to it, so absolutely," Jim Rail said.

The proposed legislation also covers businesses. Use lounges would allow people to smoke or consume their own marijuana in a public place, but marijuana could not be sold or traded there. That permit would cost a business $1,000 a year.

Dispensary permits would cost $5,000 a year.

Farms could also receive a permit to grow and that would cost $100,000 to start.

The bill proposed in the state Senate would allow people 21 and older to use recreational marijuana. It also provides for automatic expungement of previous criminal convictions involving marijuana.

The bill still has to be approved by the state Senate and the state House before it could go to the governor's desk.

10 comments

  • John Graber

    I guess Wolf feels there are not enough people dying on the highways from alcohol. Now, he would like to see Pot added to the mix. All for stinking tax dollars.

    • JIMBRONY

      The downvotes to your comment is an indication of the depravity of society today.

      They’re looking for something to take the pain of life away and are dissatisfied and disillusioned when the high wears off.

  • Bob Baser (@BobBaser)

    This is another orchestrated police state plan to get more people as CONVICTED FELONS…ie- DUI/DWI so that they never in their lifetime can legally own or possess a firearm to protect thier family…..think hard about this fact! Every year just in the state of PA 52,000 people are arrested for DUI (Drinking and Driving)!!!…How many can afford a high end lawyer to get the felony charges a misdemeaner????Democrats are hard at work trying to strip you of all your rights and steal everything in your wallet for total control over you up to and including when you can go to the bathroom…Smart tv’s, Electric meters and appliances and.Alexa recording everything you say ring a bell? Oh and SIRI…. spell that backwards when you say something into your “smart”phone and it take a nice picture of your IRIS to catalog your face!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA! Throw Wolf to the Sheep, he’s as corrupt as the swamp in D.C.

    • darkhorse6669

      Stop spreading misinformation… first off dui is not a felony, its already a misdemeanor. And DUI is not only for drinking and driving it is used for being under the influence of anything while driving. You’re really deep into these conspiracies aren’t you?

      • Rich Wickizer

        I definitely am not democrat or even liberal. However, you are 100% correct about DUIs being a misdemeanor.

      • bullwinkle6669

        And when you play Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the moon backwards, it synchronizes perfectly with the wizard of Oz and reveals where Jimmy Hoffa is. Bob Baser is so woke.

  • JIMBRONY

    I can see the people lining up now to pay for their permits! 😂🤣😂🤣
    🌳
    Hey – between the casinos and dope we won’t have to pay any taxes, our gas will be $1.50, and all our roads will be like billiard tables… 🤥

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