Recreational Marijuana

Lieutenant Gov's Flags Fly In The Face Of Some PA Lawmakers

Nov 20, 2020
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Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, may have gotten under somebody’s skin.

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Gov. Tom Wolf is renewing his call for state lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden were in Southwestern Pennsylvania this week.

Wolf Asks Lawmakers To Legalize Pot, Spend Virus Funds

Aug 25, 2020
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Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday asked lawmakers to send him a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, and outlined how he thinks the state should spend much of the $1.3 billion remaining in federal coronavirus relief funds during what's left of lawmakers' two-year session.

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On today's program: Rep. Jake Wheatley wants legalized weed to fund social programs, including record expungement; an update on a proposed low-to-no barrier homeless shelter on the Mon’s southern shore; a nursing program outside of Philly might be the best bang for your educational buck; the NAACP is calling for the permanent removal of an Allegheny County judge; and one of Pittsburgh’s busiest libraries is temporarily closing.

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"All of those in favor of adult recreational cannabis use in Pennsylvania, raise your hand and please say aye," Lt. Gov. John Fetterman asked a Pittsburgh crowd. 

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When Franklin and Marshall College first started polling Pennsylvanians about legalizing marijuana in 2006, only 22 percent of respondents said they were in favor.

Wolf Says He's A Realist On Issue Of Recreational Marijuana

Dec 20, 2018
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Gov. Tom Wolf called himself a "realist" about the full legalization of marijuana, pointing out Thursday that it could soon come to two states bordering Pennsylvania and suggesting that it would be wiser to take a harder look at it than ignore it.

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As GOP leaders search high and low for more than $2 billion to patch the commonwealth’s budget gaps, one state senator is trying to tempt his colleagues with revenue projections from one of his longtime pet issues—recreational marijuana.