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Marijuana Listening Tour Stops in Southwestern PA

The Statewide Recreational Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour is now moving through Western Pennsylvania. Tonight, Lt. Governor John Fetterman will bring the tour to Waynesburg University.


The Statewide Recreational Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour is now moving through Western Pennsylvania. Tonight, Lt. Governor John Fetterman will bring the tour to Waynesburg University. Fetterman will be speaking and taking public comments at Waynesburg's Alumni Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Last night he held a session at The Center on Strawberry in Washington County, where the Washington Observer-Reporter says, a standing room only crowd of 200 spoke mostly in support of legalizing marijuana.

"We are adamantly pro legalization," the O-R quoted Kathy Smith of Washington County's Libertarian Party as saying. Fetterman's local director told the O-R, this far into the tour most of the comments have been in support of legalization.

There were also a number of speakers opposed at the Washington County stop, including Jeff Marcischak who was quoted by the O-R as saying: "I have a 3-year-old granddaughter, and I don't want her to be exposed to this."

If you can't make it to tonight's listening session in Waynesburg, there will be sessions upcoming in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Keep watching this link for upcoming dates near you.

And if you can't attend a tour session in person, you can still have your voice heard by clicking here.

"We want to make sure all Pennsylvanians have a say," Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, on his marijuana legalization listening tour

Here are some other ways to make your views known:

PA Rep. Jake Wheatley D-Pittsburgh co-sponsored a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana and expunge criminal records for marijuana-related convictions that would have been lawful if the drug was legal. He has an on-line petition you can sign.

Keystone Progress and MoveOn.org also have an on-line petition to legalize recreational marijuana use.

The Pennsylvania Cannabis Connection has an on-line petition to support legalizing home-grown marijuana by medical marijuana patients and their caregivers.

We couldn't find any petitions you can sign to oppose legalizing marijuana, but click here to find out how to contact your state lawmakers and make your voice heard.

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