In a press conference on Wednesday, Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Governor accompanied by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, announced his support for the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana. In his announcement, he included the final report from Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s statewide tour on recreational marijuana legalization. He also proposed the next steps to be taken after reviewing the input submitted by the citizens from the 67 counties who attended their listening sessions or reverted via their online platform.
In his announcement, Governor Wolf said that Lt.Governor Fetterman fulfilled his promise of touring all the 67 counties in Pennsylvania to get the opinion of the citizens regarding the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana. Moreover, the majority of the feedback received was in favor of recreational marijuana legalization.
Lt. Governor John Fetterman invited the public, media companies and local officials to the tour stops in each county, where the attendees indicated their interest in the bill by a show of hands.
The report comprises of two parts. The first part looks at the volume of messages sent to the online platform hosted on the governor’s website, the comments made on the platform and comment cards collected at the tour stops, as well as any additional message received by the Lt. Gov Fetterman in other formats.
During the announcement, the Lt. Governor voiced his appreciation for the Pennsylvania citizens who attended his tours and those who submitted their comments either physically or online. He also assured the Pennsylvanians that they will do their best to bring into effect the proposed changes.
Apart from announcing the report, the Pennsylvania Governor and Lt. Governor called for the legislature to get a bill that decriminalizes non-violent and cannabis-related offenses to the governor’s desk. They also announced that they are seeking justice by expunging non-violent and small cannabis-related crimes convicted in the past. Finally, they are asking the General Assembly to debate and pass the bill legalizing recreational marijuana.
Since the majority of Pennsylvania residents are in favor of recreational marijuana legalization, Governor Wolf says that he is looking forward to accomplishing many missions together. This includes the criminal justice reform that he is proposing as it will positively affect the people of Pennsylvania.
In his final remarks, Governor Wolf expressed his gratitude to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman for touring the 67 counties and conducting the research. More gratitude was directed towards the Pennsylvanians who attended the tour stops, wrote messages or called the headquarters to voice their opinion.
Analysts are of the view that industry players like Youngevity International Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) and Cannabis Strategic Ventures Inc. (OTCQB: NUGS) will only be happy for the people of Pennsylvania once a legalization bill is passed and signed off.
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