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October 13, 2020 - Tobyhanna, PA

Gov. Wolf: Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis Can Lead to Economic Gains and Restorative Justice for Pennsylvanians

Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.

"This year, I again went to the General Assembly and asked them to make legalizing adult-use cannabis a priority for the fall as we work to find ways to overcome the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic," Gov. Wolf said. "To date, there has been no movement to advance legislation. So, I'm here today to ask again, and to focus on two particular benefits of legalization - potential economic growth and much-needed restorative justice."

The governor described how legalizing adult-use cannabis offers the same potential for economic growth that the historic farm bill of 2018 did for hemp farming after decades of government prohibition of the industry.



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_001.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  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Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_004.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Titus White, hemp farmer showing Governor Tom Wolf a cutting of industrial hemp.  Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_005.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Maureen Madden speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_006.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf touring The Mountain Center with Rep. Maureen Madden. Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_007.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf listens as Rep. Maureen Madden  speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_008.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Titus White, hemp farmer speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_009.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_010.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf touring The Mountain Center with hemp farmer Eric Titus White. Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_011.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_012.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf touring The Mountain Center with Rep. Maureen Madden and Eric Titus White. Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_013.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_014.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf touring The Mountain Center.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_015.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  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Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_017.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_018.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_019.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf touring The Mountain Center.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_020.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf speaks to the press.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_021.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Eric Titus White, hemp farmer showing a cutting of industrial hemp.  Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18310_gov_adult_use_cannabis_dz_022.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf touring The Mountain Center.Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna, Monroe County today to talk about the economic growth potential and restorative justice benefits of legalizing adult-use cannabis, something the state General Assembly has not yet done despite multiple requests from the governor and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to take up legislation this fall.  Tobyhanna, PA  October 13, 2020