Decriminalization of Marijuana in Pennsylvania

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What is the current marijuana / cannabis decriminalization and legalization status in Pennsylvania? In Pennsylvania, recreational marijuana, or cannabis, is still illegal, although several cities have passed ordinances decriminalizing marijuana. Several cities have decriminalized marijuana, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Steelton, York, State College, Erie, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Upper Darby Township. Even so, arrests for marijuana …

ARD Program—Pennsylvania

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The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (“ARD”) program is a special program for first time offenders in Pennsylvania. ARD is usually used for a first offense DUI, but also can be used for other crimes such as first time drug possession and theft. As the name suggests, the purpose of the ARD program is rehabilitation. The terms …