Pennsylvania lawmakers on Thursday filed an adult cannabis use bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for those 21 and older.
Senate Bill 846, which was immediately referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, would regulate the personal possession and use of cannabis, establish a Cannabis Regulatory Control Board and the Cannabis Business Development Fund, impose taxes on the product and allow the expungement of previous marijuana convictions.
Since 2016, Pennsylvania has had a legal medical marijuana program open to patients who meet certain criteria.
An appeals court recently ruled that the state’s medical marijuana law does not prohibit insurers and employers from reimbursing injured workers for the cost of medical marijuana in workers̵7; compensation claims.
Senate Bill 846 would also revise the Medical Marijuana Act, including offering certain employment protections to workers who are medical marijuana card holders.