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Gov. Wolf pushes for legalizing pot in PA for economic gains

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Governor Tom Wolf

HARRISBURG, Pa.-- Governor Tom Wolf visited The Mountain Center in Tobyhanna in Monroe County on Tuesday saying Pennsylvania can see  economic growth and restorative justice benefits if state lawmakers legalize the adult-use cannabis. 

“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.

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