HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will be considering a bill to legalize recreational marijuana.
Democrat Jake Wheatley of Allegheny County has introduced the bill and this isn’t the first time he’s introduced the idea of legalizing recreational marijuana.READ MORE: Mars Area School District Rolling Out School Bus Tracking App
In 2018, Wheatley introduced a bill legalizing marijuana and said it could bring $580 million in tax revenue which could be used to fund student loan forgiveness, after school programs, and more.READ MORE: Threats Place All Pittsburgh Public Schools On Modified Lockdown Friday
Wheatley’s bill would not only legalize marijuana but it would also expunge the records of people with non-violent marijuana offenses.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports Over 10,000 New Cases
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, more than 600,000 people in the United States were arrested for minor marijuana offenses. Wheatley said the updated bill would help provide relief for the over-stressed criminal justice system and the growth of Pennsylvania.