UPDATE: Fetterman’s Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour Making More Local Stops

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman continues his listening tour to hear from people in every county about the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Fetterman will be making stops May 4 – May 13 in several area communities.

BRADFORD COUNTY:

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Towanda Area Jr/Sr High School
1 High School Drive, Towanda, PA 18848

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:

2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Blue Ridge High School Auditorium
5058 School Road, New Milford, PA 18834

WYOMING COUNTY:

5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Tunkhannock Area High School Auditorium
135 Tiger Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

LUZERNE COUNTY:

1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Wilkes University, ballroom, second floor of the Henry Student Center
84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

SULLIVAN COUNTY:

5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Sullivan County High School Auditorium
749 South Street, Laporte, PA 18626

MONTOUR COUNTY:

6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7
Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center Auditorium
374 Preserve Road, Danville, PA 17821

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY:

6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8
Second Street Community Center
175 Orange Street, Northumberland, PA 17857

CARBON COUNTY:

6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13
Jim Thorpe Area High School Auditorium
1 Olympian Way, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

The public is encouraged to attend and share opinions both for and against. Those who cannot attend are still able to submit comments online.

Lawmakers proposed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the Keystone State last month. If approved, it would make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older. People could also grow up to six plants of their own.

Officials who support recreational marijuana say taxing it would generate about $600 million a year for programs such as health care and education.

Opponents worry about users driving under the influence or becoming addicted to other drugs.

17 comments

  • tuckermac

    The bottom line is $$$$. If there is enough behind it and more to be made from it; then it will happen. Once big corporations and the federal, state & local coffers determine how big of a slice they can receive it’s a shoo-in. Matters not the social, personal interests, health benefits, good/bad or ramifications may be. It’ all comes down to the $$$. Shame, but true.

  • yabbadabbadude

    Fetterman looks as credible in his position as Dr. ‘Rachel’ Levine looks in hers/his/whatevers. That Wolfie sure can pick ’em, huh?

    • darkhorse6669

      Dont judge him, i guarantee his background is much more impressive than yours. Are you a harvard graduate? Didn’t think so.

  • fortisveritas

    Any other argument/discussion aside: Does anyone really think our state leaders can be trusted with any money made from this? Anybody remember the casino debates? Paying any less school tax? How’s that 50 state highest gas tax working out? Turnpike bankrupt, roads are awful.

  • Michele Wasylyk

    I do t yhink it should be legalized at all. They’re only looking at the money end of it. They say $600 million will be generated and used for health care and education. I don’ t believe that at all. Just take the recent event, $4.25 billion of our gas tax went to psp meanwhile our roads suck still. And beekeeper, nocotine and caffeine do not impare your judgement like alcohol or marijuana does. All who are for it being legalized are fine with it now until someone gets killed because of an impaired driver. Then all you know what will hit the fan then.

  • roaddog81

    But there’s a problem..And you aren’t being told about it.
    It includes already legal medical marijuana use also.
    PA is a “per se” state for prosecuting for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. That means that by simply having THC or its (non-intoxicating) metabolite in your blood stream you are deemed be DUID and will be prosecuted. Understand that if you are found to have as little as 1ng/ml of the metabolite Delta-9-carboxy THC you are “per se” DUID if found to be operating a motor vehicle . Now understand that that same metabolite can stay in your body for 30 days or longer after you used marijuana and the effects have long since ceased. Basically anyone who legally smoked medical marijuana in the last month and is driving in all likelihood is breaking the law under its current form.
    This is wrong and is potentially a trap for decent innocent people. And even more tragically it targets people who are taking it to address chronic pain or even terminal diseases.
    If they want to legalize it fine. But the DUID must also be changed.
    I can’t imagine the intent was to criminalize otherwise legal and safe conduct by conscientious citizens.

    • darkhorse6669

      Absolutely agreed, i think for the first several years there will be people unfairly charged for dui. I hope im wrong.

  • beekeeper

    “Opponents worry about users … becoming addicted to other drugs.”

    There’s no logic behind this kind of thinking. Do they have the same fear about alcohol, nicotine, caffeine … that these drugs will lead to addiction to other drugs? That’s not how it works.

    • darkhorse6669

      Well for nearly a century the government has tried to say that marijuana is just as bad as heroin so no wonder people think its bad. At least “reefer madness” is considered a comedy now.

  • straubdavid9

    This whole pursuit of legalization tells me that in the mean time …..marijuana possession should be decriminalized.

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