PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Do Pennsylvanians want legal recreational marijuana?READ MORE: Pirates And Duquesne Light Reopen Urban Garden At PNC Park
That’s the question Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman was asking in Homewood on Saturday.
Fetterman and other lawmakers talked about decriminalizing the drug and outlined a proposal for recreational pot.READ MORE: Report: Former Avonmore Secretary Accused Of Stealing $54,000
“The revenue it would produce…,” Fetterman said. “What better way to pay things back is to get it out of the shadows and generate revenue that can go back to benefiting our residents?”
The state’s auditor general predicts Pennsylvania would bring in nearly $600 million a year by taxing cannabis.MORE NEWS: Monongahela Incline To Close For 3 Days Next Week For Inspection
Fetterman said he will visit all 67 counties in the state to get opinions on legalizing pot.