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Philadelphia Councilman Wants Cannabis Decriminalization on City Ballot; Harrisburg Gets Final Say
Should Philadelphia fully decriminalize marijuana?
That question might go to voters this year, but the final say will come from the Republican-controlled state Legislature.
A resolution in City Council proposes a ballot question to change the city’s Home Rule Charter to add a section calling on the Pennsylvania General Assembly and governor to decriminalize, regulate and tax cannabis for adults aged 21 years or older for non-medical purposes.
At-large Democratic Councilman Derek Green, the main sponsor of the legislation, said he hopes to have the question on the May 21 ballot as a chance for residents to directly weigh in about the issue.