HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s governor says it’s time for the state to consider whether to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment Wednesday while answering questions from the public on Twitter.
Wolf says “more and more states are successfully implementing marijuana legalization,” and Pennsylvania should learn from their efforts.
The governor says such a change will require action by the Republican-majority Legislature.
Wolf’s Twitter post says “it is time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at recreational marijuana.”
More and more states are successfully implementing marijuana legalization, and we need to keep learning from their efforts. Any change would take legislation. But I think it is time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at recreational marijuana. https://t.co/LHOmYKzMyp
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 19, 2018
Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law in 2016 and has overseen its implementation.
Possession or sale of marijuana for other purposes remains a crime in the state, although Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and several other Pennsylvania cities have decriminalized possession of small amounts.
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