Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that he is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, following a months-long statewide recreational marijuana listening tour in which Lt. Gov. John Fetterman talked to residents in all 67 counties about the issue.
Following Wolf’s announcement, Attorney General Josh Shapiro echoed the governor’s statement, tweeting, “Continuing to criminalize adult personal marijuana use is a waste of limited law enforcement resources, it disproportionately impacts our minority communities, and it does not make us safer.”
Legalization won’t be simple, though, as the legislature’s top Republicans do not support the measure. “Our caucus has no plans or interest in legalizing recreational marijuana,” the House’s Republican leadership said in a joint statement.