HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Tom Wolf renewed his call for the state to go green.
“I’m proposing that we legalize adult-use cannabis here in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said at a Thursday press conference flanked by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia).
Wolf argued that it’s already out there so PA should be taxing, regulating, and using it to ease financial suffering related to coronavirus.
“We have a desperate need for the economic boost that legalization of cannabis could provide,” Wolf said.
The governor wants the revenue earmarked for business grants, particularly disadvantaged businesses and for criminal justice reform programs.
Fetterman noted that 20,000 Pennsylvanians a year are arrested for marijuana-related crimes. “They now have some affiliation with the criminal justice system for nothing more than consuming a plant that’s actually legal in 12 jurisdictions across this country.”
He even made an…