Pennsylvania Governor Again Calls On Lawmakers To Legalize Marijuana

Pennsylvania Governor Again Calls On Lawmakers To Legalize Marijuana

The governor of Pennsylvania is at it again, delivering yet another speech on Tuesday about the need to legalize marijuana in the state. For someone who just last year came out in favor of the policy change himself, Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) repeated criticism of the Republican-controlled state legislature for failing to enact cannabis legalization in the months since is notable. In what has now become a monthly series of press appearances focused on legalization, the governor has stressed that marijuana reform could generate tax revenue to support the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and that ending criminalization is necessary for social justice. Today I’m in Monroe County as I renew my call on the Pennsylvania legislature to legalize adult-use marijuana. This move would bring much-needed financial relief to those harmed by #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/vhFjOU8mUq — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 13, 2020 “There’s much more that needs to be done to reverse the decades of injustice, and we need to start by decriminalizing cannabis and legalizing it for adult use,” he said at Tuesday’s event, which also featured remarks from Rep. Maureen Madden (D) and a local hemp farmer. “The majority of Pennsylvanians support legalizing cannabis for adult use, and it’s a needed step toward restorative justice.” “It would provide the economic benefits during a time of great economic strain. All these things are good, positive steps for Pennsylvania,” he added. “Legalizing cannabis will open up another untapped industry in Pennsylvania, one with the potential to bring in…

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