Rally for Marijuana Law Reform Scheduled for April 19, 2017 at the PA Capitol

Rally for Marijuana Law Reform Scheduled for April 19, 2017 at the PA Capitol

EVENT: Rally for Marijuana Law Reform
LOCATION: Main Rotunda, PA Capitol Building, N 3rd St & State St, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
DATE: April 19, 2017
TIME: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/745639285599175/

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of cannabis consumers residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? Do you believe that you deserve jail time just for having a little weed? Do you think your friends or family do? If the answer to that is “NO!” then join us on 4/19/17 at 11:30AM at the PA Capitol to rally for real marijuana law reform! We’re aiming for a minimum of 1,000 people to attend and show the PA Legislature that this issue must be taken seriously.

The major marijuana law reform groups (Keystone Cannabis Coalition, PhillyNORML, Pittsburgh NORML, Lancaster NORML, NEPA Cannabis Network, Pennsylvania Veterans for Medical Marijuana, PA for Safe Access, PA Cannabis Association) will rally to bring about swift change to our marijuana possession laws. Our aim is to have the Pennsylvania legislature decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in 2017, leading to full legalization and regulation over the next couple of years. Specifically, in 2017, we are pushing for HB195. Written by Rep. Ed Gainey, this bill will make possession of small amounts of marijuana a summary offense with a maximum fine of $100.

Governor Tom Wolf has recently re-affirmed his support for decriminalization. He also re-affirmed his opposition to full legalization, claiming that Pennsylvania is not ready.

Confirmed speakers at the rally include (subject to change):

  • Rep. Ed Gainey
  • Rep. Mark Rozzi
  • Les Stark

After the rally, members of the various groups will be lobbying their elected officials directly.

4 Responses to "Rally for Marijuana Law Reform Scheduled for April 19, 2017 at the PA Capitol"

  1. William swartwood  March 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    They should catch up too the times Pa. Is twenty years behind every one else I think it has to do with the same ppl being in office for thirty years it time to get them out and get new mind set ppl with younger thoughts and what realty is that’s just my look at the big picture god bless America

    • Denny Strausser Jr  March 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Well William swartwood, at least some stuff has passed. And with the most Liberal governor PA has ever had, there’s at least a chance that decriminalization will pass.
      He didn’t place forth an absolute NO answer on legalization, just that he believes PA is not ready for that yet.

      This is as close as PA has ever been, and I do support Tom Wolf. I was one of many who voted for him.

  2. Kim  March 17, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Time to roll with the changes.

  3. Dwayne Fowler  April 19, 2017 at 12:01 am

    MLR, I’m all in I can’t be there because of transportation issues but my full support is with Normal and I would like info on how to join or start a chapter!!


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