HONESDALE—Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will stop in Wayne County next Sunday, April 28, as part of his 67-county Recreational Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour.
Fetterman will be at Honesdale High School from 1-2:30 p.m. to hear constituents' thoughts on the topic of legalization recreational use of marijuana.
He will then depart for his stop in Pike County later that day, from 5-6:30 at the Dingman-Delaware Middle School.
The public is free to attend. State and local officials have been invited to voice their opinions as well.
Those unable to attend the listening session or wishing to provide written feedback may submit comments through the governor's website: www.governor.pa.gov/recreational-marijuana-feedback.
According to the January press release announcing this tour, “Both Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman believe it is time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at legalizing recreational marijuana.”
Wolf noted his support for Fetterman's tour in the release, stating “More and more states are successfully implementing marijuana legalization, especially those surrounding Pennsylvania, and we should learn from their efforts, and better understand the potential fiscal impacts of this reality before taking any collective action.”
Fetterman stated the point of the tour is “...to listen to everyone’s thoughts whether they agree with this initiative or have recommendations. We want to make sure all Pennsylvanians have a say.”
The governor's release notes medical marijuana has been legally distributed in Pennsylvania since 2016.
“Wolf stressed that any proposal for legalizing recreational marijuana would need to be implemented after the medical marijuana program is fully implemented,” states the release.
So far, Fetterman has visited 41 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties with 13 upcoming stops scheduled.
Future listening tour times and locations are listed below the comment form on the governor's website: www.governor.pa.gov/recreational-marijuana-feedback.
—Information from a release was used in this story.