PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF MAY CONSIDER THE LEGALIZATION OR RECREATIONAL POT
- December 21, 2018
Since April 2016, the Pennsylvania pot community has enjoyed a bit of relief thanks to the State Medical Marijuana Act, which allows patients to receive life-saving or relieving marijuana medications for their health problems. Ultimately, scientists at 8 Pennsylvania universities have also been conducting research on the little green plant by means of self-funded initiatives. So, what could possibly make the weed front a lot sweeter for the residents of the Keystone State? According to a recent report, Governor Tom Wolf is looking into the possibility of recreational cannabis legalization and has utilized recent endeavors by others states as a blueprint for potential success. So what else can we expect from Governor Wolf on this front? Let’s take a closer look at the story and find out some more information.
A Different Approach to Marijuana
In a recent Q&A session with voters, Governor Wolf explained that the State of Pennsylvania should definitely look into the benefits of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Ultimately, though, any change would have to pass through the state’s legislation. (Keep in mind that both the Pennsylvania Senate and House are dominated by Republicans.)
By means of bipartisan legislation, Governor Wolf signed the act that legalized medical pot and has supervised the statewide program (including the opening of the first medical dispensary in the state) since that time. Even more interesting, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board officially permitted the inclusion of several more qualifying conditions to the medical marijuana program.
Decriminalization Is up in the Air
During his campaign for governor in 2014, Governor Wolf has proposed the decriminalization of marijuana but ultimately took a break, as he wanted to see how other states would handle this situation first. Likewise, in October, a bill that would decriminalize cannabis completely stalled in the House by a 14-9 vote. However, Representative Barry Jozwiak (the bill’s sponsor) explained how this tactic would clear the roadway (so to speak) so law enforcement could identify actual drug crimes. Ultimately, officers could direct their attention to greater threats.
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