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September 16, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

ADVISORY: Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Message to Legislature: Now is the Time to Take up Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis

Focusing on the benefits of restorative justice and revenue generation, Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman again called on the legislature to take up legalization of adult-use cannabis.

"I urge the legislature to join me in building a foundation now to strengthen Pennsylvania's economy by legalizing cannabis for adult use," Gov. Wolf said. "This is revenue that can help Pennsylvanians adversely impacted by the criminal justice system access restorative justice programs, it can be earmarked to help our historically disadvantaged small businesses weather the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, and it will give our economy a much-needed boost."

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous disruptions to Pennsylvania's economy, and with additional federal aid stagnating in Congress, Wolf said adult-use cannabis legalization now will go a long way in helping the state's economy recover in the future.