The conversation of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania once again took center stage last week after Lt. Gov John Fetterman announced he would be leading a statewide “listening tour” on the topic.
Just months before the election, Gov. Tom Wolf said in a KDKA interview that he believed Pennsylvanians weren’t “ready” for the legalization of marijuana. Wolf turned some heads after responding in a Twitter Q&A that the time had come for Pennsylvania to give recreational marijuana an “honest and serious look.” Fetterman has advocated for recreational marijuana legalization dating back to his run in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in 2016.
Republican leaders like Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) have held steady in their opposition to the idea, even stating it as “reckless and irresponsible.”
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