Pennsylvania is becoming something of a hotbed for marijuana legalization legislation, with a Democratic state lawmaker on Tuesday announcing his intent to file a reform bill that he’ll be working on with a Republican senator who announced his support for the policy change a day earlier.
There are also two other Pennsylvania legalization proposals that have been separately announced—one of which was formally introduced late last month and the other still being drafted.
Rep. Amen Brown (D) is the latest legislator to enter the mix, issuing a cosponsorship memo that briefly describes the legislation he’s preparing and calls on his colleagues to support the measure.
And while there are certain differences between his memo and that of Sen. Mike Regan (R), who circulated his own cosponsorship memo on Monday, the two of them discussed their shared interest in ending prohibition in interviews with the press on Tuesday. They expressed optimism that there may be a way to enact the reform in a bipartisan fashion. […]