Governor Tom Wolf is continuing his push for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Wolf says legalizing cannabis it would help reform the criminal justice system.
“In order to pursue restorative justice in the Commonwealth, we need to decriminalize cannabis and expunge non-violent and cannabis related offenses.”
Wolf also says that there is a lot of economic incentive to legalize marijuana.
“If anything, there’s even more urgency now because of where we are with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wolf said. “We’ve had a real reduction in revenues. I think the entire general assembly, everybody in public life, are looking for ways to jump start our economy and look for sources of revenue that we lost.”
“So this is really the right time to do this,” Wolf added.
Wolf was joined at the press conference by Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who has long been a proponent of legalizing marijuana.