Leach, Folmer discuss medical marijuana law at MMJ expo in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh was the host of its first-ever medical marijuana conference this weekend, where cannabis leaders, physicians and patients gathered to learn more and get better connected to the industry.

State Senators Daylin Leach (D-Philadelphia) and Mike Folmer (R-Lancaster), champions of the  medical marijuana legislation that was signed into law last April, hosted a discussion on the first phase of the rollout of the law, and the potential timeline for when the program will be up and running. 

Friday, April 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Gov. Wolf, others celebrate one-year anniversary of signing medical marijuana legislation

Gov. Wolf, others celebrate one-year anniversary of signing medical marijuana legislation

Gov. Tom Wolf, along with medical marijuana advocates and supporters, held a press conference Monday afternoon to celebrate one-year anniversary of signing medical marijuana legislation into law.

Monday, April 17, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Senate committee advances short-term fix to UC call center funding

Senate committee advances short-term fix to UC call center funding

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee advanced Senate Bill 250 Tuesday afternoon along an 8-4 vote.

 

The legislation, introduced by Committee Majority Chairman Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), would provide $15 million in funding from employee contributions to the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund that would allow up to 392 currently furloughed call center and other unemployment compensation-related workers to return to work.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania begins REAL ID compliance effort

Pennsylvania begins REAL ID compliance effort

Pennsylvania started the process of complying with the federal REAL ID Act Wednesday with the Senate Communications and Technology Committee advancing legislation to repeal Act 38 of 2012 and asking the US Department of Homeland Security for another extension of time to allow Pennsylvania to develop a compliant identification card.

 

Passed in 2005, the REAL ID Act requires states to adopt specific, nationwide standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards in order to strengthen immigration enforcement and boost homeland security.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Industrial hemp legislation gaining momentum in Senate

Industrial hemp legislation gaining momentum in Senate

Legislation that would allow for a limited and regulated industrial hemp industry in Pennsylvania has been reported to the Senate floor after a unanimous passage from the Senate Agriculture and Rural affairs committee.

House Bill 967 was passed by the House earlier this year with a unanimous vote.

Thursday, June 23, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
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