By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – For the second time in less than two weeks, Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman are pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Democratic leaders called on the General Assembly to legalize adult-use marijuana on Sept. 3, and they again made the push Wednesday afternoon.
“Legalizing cannabis is serious policy for serious times,” said Lt. Gov. Fetterman.
While the pandemic burns the business sector in the Keystone State, Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman believe legalizing recreational marijuana would provide an economic boost.
And with legalization also comes criminal justice reform and jobs, they say.
“We’re talking about generating billions in long-term revenue for Pennsylvania,” said Lt. Gov. Fetterman. “We’re talking about generating tens of thousands of jobs that don’t require a single dime in subsidy. We’re talking about substantial criminal justice reform that leads to over 20,000 arrests…