Pennsylvania Gov Still Doesn’t Think State Is Ready For Recreational Cannabis

Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program may be coming along just fine, but Governor Tom Wolf (D) still doesn't think the Keystone State is ready for recreational cannabis.

When a Pittsburgh radio station recently asked Governor Wolf if he supported the legalization of recreational marijuana, his response was tepid at best.

"There are, what, six states that have legalized recreational marijuana in the United States," Wolf guessed in the interview. There are actually nine, and Wolf doesn't want to make Pennsylvania the tenth. "I don't think the citizens of Pennsylvania are ready for it, and so the answer I would say is no."

For those who have been following Wolf, his response is not surprising. He gave a very similar statement to Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale last year when he called for the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Wolf has since backed off slightly, clarifying to CBS that he's willing to look at any evidence people bring him, but he's more focused on managing the state's medical program right now.

"Apparently that was taken as something I'm categorically against. I'm willing to take a look at the evidence and whatever people want," Wolf said. " Were working really hard to make sure that the medical marijuana program is done the right way."

So don't get your hopes up for recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania's immediate future, but don't write it off entirely either.

h/t Philly Voice

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