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Fetterman's Marijuana Listening Tour Continues, Says Opinions Divided

Lt. Gov. says no opposition yet to medical marijuana.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's listening tour on marijuana legalization continues this week, and Fetterman says so far he's heard no opposition to medical marijuana.

Yesterday, he and his wife Giselle were on hand to cut the ribbon at a medical marijuana dispensary in New Kensington. Fetterman told KDKA his wife is a cardholder for medical cannabis for chronic pain, and that acceptance of medical marijuana has seemingly spread through Pennsylvania.

"Pennsylvania wasn't always there with medical marijuana, and now I haven't heard anything other than good things," Fetterman said.

He did note that opinions on legalizing recreational marijuana are more split among state residents. However, he noted that even in more conservative parts of the state, the people he spoke with were generally more in favor of legalizing recreational use than opposed.

"We have not had a room that was more con than pro," Fetterman said. "The closest one was Warren County, and I would say that was right around 50-50, maybe a slight edge, maybe, to pro."

Fetterman will listen to public remarks tonight in Johnstown. He plans to visit all 67 counties in Pennsylvania on his listening tour.

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