Official’s tour for look at legal pot to begin in Harrisburg next week


Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor will launch a listening tour next week to get input about the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s first stops on the statewide tour will be in Harrisburg and Newport, his office announced Monday.

Fetterman will stop at the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, at 3301 North Front Street in Harrisburg, on Monday, February 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

He will host a second listening session at the Newport Public Library, at 316 North Fourth Street, on February 12, also from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fetterman plans stops in all 67 counties. Additional tour dates will be released by the end of the week, his office said. 

Tour stops are open to the public. People who are not able to attend and want to leave a comment about legal recreational marijuana may do so on a webpage form that will be launched with the start of the tour.

Gov. Tom Wolf has said he thinks it’s time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at recreational marijuana.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Pennsylvania since 2016.

Wolf has said any proposal for legalizing recreational pot would need to wait until after the medical marijuana program is fully implemented.

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