Pa. official to travel state for look at legal recreational pot

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Whether you believe Pennsylvania should legalize recreational marijuana or continue to outlaw it, the state’s new lieutenant governor wants to hear from you.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced Thursday that he will go on a listening tour – with stops in all 67 counties – beginning in mid-February.

Tour dates will be released in the next few weeks.

“We want to make sure all Pennsylvanians have a say,” Fetterman said in a news release.

Fetterman’s office will set up a webpage form for people who cannot attend one of the sessions but still want to give their feedback. The form will be online once the listening tours begin.

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

“More and more states are successfully implementing marijuana legalization, especially those surrounding Pennsylvania, and we should learn from their efforts, and better understand the potential fiscal impacts of this reality before taking any collective action,” Wolf said in a statement Thursday.

Medical marijuana has been legal in Pennsylvania since 2016. Wolf said any proposal for legalizing recreational pot would need to wait until after the medical marijuana program is fully implemented.

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