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The Keystone Cannabis Coalition is a non-profit 501(C) 4 corporation. Our goal is to advance cannabis and hemp reform in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as quickly as possible.

Keystone Cannabis Coalition was on the front lines right in the movement that led to both the legalization industrial hemp and medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. Despite many saying it was impossible – we WON!

KCC is working toward the full legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania in a step by step process. The next attainable victory is statewide decriminalization of cannabis and the battle is on RIGHT NOW! This is our number one goal as we work to fully legalize cannabis in the state with a model that includes home grows.

Our work is made possible by the generous support of donors and activists. The work we’ve done and what we have achieved so far has been remarkable. We’ve hosted numerous rallies and events across the state, kept media attention on the issues of cannabis and hemp reform all year round for the last three years and were able to help catapult the issues into the highest realms of political consideration in addition to successfully lobbying to get legislation introduced into both the Senate and House, legislation which we have passed.

Thank you for your support. Without the funding of good people such as your selves, our work would fail and come to nothing. Thank you for your donations and for helping to advance OUR cause. We will never stop fighting until we achieve VICTORY!


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YCCD Associate Directors Dan Innerst and Beth Lucabaugh spent a recent Sunday inspecting Dan's new Hemp fields.
A new federal farm bill passed last year removed hemp from the list of controlled substances, which means the plants could once again become a familiar sight across York and Lancaster counties. The District is currently working on a newsletter article on this old, but quickly re-emerging, crop in York County.
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Three cheers for Lt. Governor John Fetterman!!!

KCC endorsed Fetterman and we told you that if he won he'd work hard for us. Were we right? YES! Fetterman is kicking ass and working his heart out for us. We've never had a Lt. Governor like him and he compliments Governor Wolf very well. They are a tremendous team.

There is a new spirit rising in Pennsylvania that I have not felt since the 70's. This is new and better though.

A movement has been started. Cannabis legalization is just a PART of it but it's our part. Legalization is going to become so popular that even Republicans are going to love it eventually.

The people are waking up. The rise of John Fetterman is proof.Today marks six months in office. Here's what we've been up to:

1) We've completed a historic, 98-day, 67-county stop tour of the state. The unbiased and transparent statewide listening tour was held to hear Pennsylvanians’ opinions on legalizing adult-use retail cannabis.
The office has finalized an in-depth report and will present it to the governor’s office by the end of July.

2) Pardons reform has been and will remain a top priority for the office, and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's historic changes included appointing an ex-offender to oversee the Board of Pardons. Secretary Brandon Flood started the job in April, and his appointment reflects Fetterman’s commitment to second chances in Pennsylvania. Flood is expected to help streamline the pardons process and make the system more approachable for all Pennsylvanians.

3) Fetterman, who chairs the Board of Pardons, led the board in waiving the fees that inhibited some low-income applicants. The office also oversaw the rewriting of the application to create a more user-friendly and intuitive form that’s more approachable for people who can’t afford lawyers.

4) Fetterman and Second Lady Gisele Fetterman have maintained their home in Braddock, PA, saying the Lieutenant Governor’s Residence in Fort Indiantown Gap should have a “higher and better use” for the public’s benefit. The Second Lady created and is overseeing a new program to give nonprofits and other groups that serve marginalized populations exclusive access to the residence’s on-site pool. The pool hosted its first group, a summer enrichment program from Harrisburg School District, on June 26. More than a dozen other groups are expected to use the pool by the end of summer.

5) For Pride Month in June, Fetterman’s office made history by flying the Philadelphia People of Color Inclusive Flag and the Transgender Flag together from the lieutenant governor’s prominent second-floor balcony on the front of the Capitol. Rainbow lights were also displayed for a week.

6) Fetterman moved to restore more direct oversight of the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission to the veteran community. While the lieutenant governor serves as default chair of the commission, Fetterman transferred the chair position to Sen. John Blake, who is a founding member of the commission and a member of the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, and whose father was a World War II vet who worked at Tobyhanna Army Depot for more than 30 years.

7) Since January 15, the Office of Lieutenant Governor has closed more than 685 pieces of correspondence, which includes mail, emails, calls, faxes, and web letters.
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Three cheers for Lt. Governor John Fetterman!!!

KCC endorsed Fetterman and we told you that if he won hed work hard for us. Were we right? YES! Fetterman is kicking ass and working his heart out for us. Weve never had a Lt. Governor like him and he compliments Governor Wolf very well. They are a tremendous team.

There is a new spirit rising in Pennsylvania that I have not felt since the 70s. This is new and better though.

A movement has been started. Cannabis legalization is just a PART of it but its our part. Legalization is going to become so popular that even Republicans are going to love it eventually.

The people are waking up. The rise of John Fetterman is proof.

 

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Voted for Fetterman in the primary and general, was so proud of our state that he won, and he hasn't let me down!

Let's go LT! Thank you!

This is the face of someone that GETS AT IT AND ACTUALLY IS OUT HERE FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE

Just legalize it!!!! Most have finally awaken to the corruption that is behind this medicine being illegal!!

Tax me relax me.....

Wolfe is an ASSHOLE but I do like Fetterman

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Is this the reason why medical cannabis was outlawed all these years? This is an advertisement from the Philadelphia Inquirer on January 1, 1866. Medical cannabis had already been sold locally since the 1850's but Hashish Candy was new on the market. In no time they were selling it by the gross and it quickly supplanted other medications for a variety of conditions. ... See MoreSee Less

Is this the reason why medical cannabis was outlawed all these years? This is an advertisement from the Philadelphia Inquirer on January 1, 1866. Medical cannabis had already been sold locally since the 1850s but Hashish Candy was new on the market. In no time they were selling it by the gross and it quickly supplanted other medications for a variety of conditions.

 

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We have so much science and technology to support the benefits of cannabis yet our government continues to block and deny. 2019 and this article proves we are the inferior generation since we are putting so many restrictions, regulations, and doubts on a plant that was known in the 1850’s as a candy or medication that helps many health issues. Our egos are our biggest detriment. Look at our government.

So Big Pharma has been evil since way back when it was Little Disorganized Pharma. Shocker.

Cannabis replacing other meds? Wow, what a concept... 🙂

Medical cannabis, then, would be related, as you posit your question, to medical "conditions" and distempers, etc. Social ills, the conditions requisite of gaining the status of full adulthood, and other matters of human industry are more likely requisite to the establishment of law and the statutes, regulations, ordinances, etc., which are propositions by which law is established amongst humankind as well as bearing pertinence regarding other creatures living here with us and the ecosystem, generally. Many factors must be considered when the subject of written law is brought into question. The body, itself, provides the remedial actions relating to disease conditions. And, yes, it is often helpful to alleviate symptoms when the physiognomy is troubled. The establishment of law, and the creation of specific statutes of law has a broader purpose than this and must always remain "alive" and "functioning" in society, and extant. It is unreasonable to attack justly conceived law because the legal system itself includes the mechanism wherein remedial adjustments may be effected. It is good work to examine reasons and intentions of the law and to seek the ability to be resolute in these matters.

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In 1846 a man in Reading named Dr. Isaac Hiester (of the famous Hiester family of Berks County) used cannabis Indica to cure Charles Sassaman of lock jaw. He published his findings in the New England Medical Journal and by the late 1850's cannabis medicines were advertised in every newspaper and sold in every pharmacy across the state.

Here is an advertisement from April 20, 1858 in the York Gazette letting people know where to get their cannabis.

It was sold by C.A. Morris and Company at their location at 7 East Market Street in downtown York.

When C.A. Morris and Company closed shop in 1961 they were reported to be one of the oldest drug firms in the United States, having been established in York 138 years prior in 1823.

I'm a cannabis and hemp historian so my interest is primarily in the history of those two industries but C.A. Morris and Company sounds like it would make a fun research project in itself.

I just did a minimal amount of research on the company. I'll put a few interesting clippings in the comment and from there if anyone is interested in them more you can look deeper into them...
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In 1846 a man in Reading named Dr. Isaac Hiester (of the famous Hiester family of Berks County) used cannabis Indica to cure Charles Sassaman of lock jaw. He published his findings in the New England Medical Journal and by the late 1850s cannabis medicines were advertised in every newspaper and sold in every pharmacy across the state. 

Here is an advertisement from April 20, 1858 in the York Gazette letting people know where to get their cannabis. 

It was sold by C.A. Morris and Company at their location at 7 East Market Street in downtown York. 

When C.A. Morris and Company closed shop in 1961 they were reported to be one of the oldest drug firms in the United States, having been established in York 138 years prior in 1823. 

Im a cannabis and hemp historian so my interest is primarily in the history of those two industries but C.A. Morris and Company sounds like it would make a fun research project in itself. 

I just did a minimal amount of research on the company. Ill put a few interesting clippings in the comment and from there if anyone is interested in them more you can look deeper into them...

 

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Always interesting to read about my favorite plant. Thanks, bud. (no pun) 🙂

Love the 420 date.

I've been digging around too... just because of the legislation around it....

Nice date on that headline/ad. 🙂

I have doubt's at times,was it with the oil or smoke,i just want proof

Jason Hiester and Joseph Hiester, any relation?

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