Listening tour finds most PA counties are for legalizing recreational marijuana

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The lieutenant governor says he has visited 50 of the state’s 67 counties so far to hear what Pennsylvanians think about legalizing recreational marijuana.

So far, he says a majority of folks he’s talked to have a message; legalize it.

Monday, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman provided an update on his 67-county recreational marijuana listening tour. 

“I would peg Pennsylvanians’ overall support somewhere in the upper 60’s, to maybe approaching 70, but not exceeding 70%.”

According to Fetterman, only two counties have shown support under 50%.

“They’re concerned about driving under impairment; they’re worried that it’s called a ‘gateway drug’. They’re also concerned about the effects on young brains.”

The governor has not officially endorsed legalization and Fetterman says he’s approaching the listening tour with an open mind. 

“I know Governor Wolf believes that it’s critical that we have this conversation in Pennsylvania, and I concur.”

Fetterman’s office does not expect the cost of the listening tour to exceed $25,000.

Fetterman will then present his findings to the governor.

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