Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman continue to push for legalization, but have come up against an oppositional GOP-led legislature.
Democrats, and the governor, have pushed for years to legalize cannabis for adults, but the GOP-controlled legislature hasn’t moved.
Gov. Tom Wolf supports cannabis legalization, but a stubborn GOP legislature could stall another attempt at passage.
While adult use legalization is included in Wolf’s budget for the first time, there is little beyond a note that Wolf “intends to pursue” it.
Proponents say a long-debated legalization bill could help ease the state’s COVID fiscal woes, but GOP leaders say not so fast.
The Republican-controlled legislature hasn’t shown an interest in legalization, but the state’s leaders are pushing for that to change.
Will Pennsylvania be the next northeast state to legalize? Gov. Tom Wolf is making moves, in part to “provide relief for families, recovery for businesses, and reform for government.”
The coalition’s members include Green Thumb Industries, PharmaCann, and Cresco Labs.