Pennsylvania’s new Lieutenant Governor is heading out on the road to hear more about what residents think of the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
“Starting in mid-February, I will be traveling to all 67 counties to listen to everyone’s thoughts whether they agree with this initiative or have recommendations,” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said Thursday. “We want to make sure all Pennsylvanians have a say.”
Tour dates will be released in the next few weeks and Fetterman has committed to visiting every county in the commonwealth.
Both Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman believe it is time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at legalizing recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legal in
Pennsylvania since 2016 and Gov. Wolf stressed that any proposal for legalizing recreational marijuana would need to be implemented after the medical marijuana program is fully implemented.
“I’m here today to support Lt. Governor John Fetterman in his effort to hear directly from the people of Pennsylvania on this issue,” Gov. Wolf said. “More and more states are successfully
implementing marijuana legalization, especially those surrounding Pennsylvania, and we should learn from their efforts, and better understand the potential fiscal impacts of this reality before
taking any collective action.”
For those who may not be able to attend a listening session or are simply interested in providing feedback about legalizing recreational marijuana, the lieutenant governor’s office will be
establishing a webpage form to be available when the listening tours begin.
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