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File #: 210215    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/11/2021 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: Submitting to the electors of the City an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled "Referenda Approved by the Voters," by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21021500, 2. Signature21021500

Title

Submitting to the electors of the City an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled “Referenda Approved by the Voters,” by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.

 

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WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S. §13106), an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the following amendment to Article VIII of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:

 

ARTICLE VIII

PROVISIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION

 

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CHAPTER 5

 REFERENDA APPROVED BY THE VOTERS

 

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§8-50*. Decriminalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Cannabis for Non-Medical Purposes.

 

We, the citizens of Philadelphia, call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.

 

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