NEWTOWN >> Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman will be bringing his statewide listening tour to Bucks County on May 15 to hear what residents have to say about the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana.
The event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Zlock Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown.
Governor Tom Wolf and the lieutenant governor announced the listening tour in January.
“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,” said Wolf.
Fetterman said he has committed to visiting every county in the commonwealth.
“I will be traveling to all 67 counties to listen to everyone’s thoughts whether they agree with this initiative or have recommendations,” Fetterman said. “We want to make sure all Pennsylvanians have a say.”
Both Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman said they believe it is time for Pennsylvania to take a serious and honest look at legalizing recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legal in Pennsylvania since 2016 and Gov. Wolf stressed that any proposal for legalizing recreational marijuana would need to be implemented after the medical marijuana program is fully implemented.
“John’s efforts will help ensure we are looking at this issue from all perspectives and from every corner of Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “We both want to make sure the voices of all Pennsylvanians are heard.”
Those who are not able to attend or who are interested in remotely leaving a comment about legalizing recreational marijuana may submit comments via an online submission form available on the Governor’s website and the Lieutenant Governor’s Official Facebook page.