HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)  For the past few months Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman has been touring the state gathering feedback on whether Pennsylvania should become the 12-th state in the country to legalize adult use of marijuana. On Monday, he provided an update to that tour. Eyewitness News Harrisburg Reporter Matt Heckel has the details.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has visited 45 counties to hear what people have to say about legalizing recreational marijuana. He shared what he;’s learned so far with lawmakers on Monday.

Fetterman told members of the House and Senate Democratic Policy committees that, from what he’s heard on his listening tour, he estimates between 60 and 70 percent of Pennsylvanians support legal marijuana. That’s in line with a number of statewide and national polls.

Fetterman said only two counties have had less than 50 percent support.

“There are people, for sure, that are adamantly opposed to it, but even those that are adamantly opposed to it, they’re concerned about driving under impairment. They’re worried that it’s called a gateway drug. They’re also concerned about the effects on young brains. You hear that, again, as a top concern,” Fetterman said.

Bills to legalize marijuana have been introduced in the legislature. Fetterman says Gov. Tom Wolf has not taken an official stance on legalizing marijuana.


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