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John Fetterman on Drugs

 

 


Listening tour, report got governor to support legalization

Weeks after taking office, John embarked on a listening tour of all 67 counties, something no sitting Lt. Governor has ever done, to engage with Pennsylvanians about legalizing marijuana. In three months, the historic tour saw over 10,000 people turn out in person and tens of thousands more engage online. Following John's final report and recommendations, the Governor announced his support for legalization for the first time.
Source: 2022 Pennsylvania Senate campaign website JohnFetterman.com , Jan 21, 2021

Legalization means billions in revenue, thousands of jobs

The impact of criminalization on people of color is a disgrace, he says. And if marijuana was fully legalized, the state would have billions in revenue instead of billions in deficits, especially during the pandemic. "It would create tens of thousands of unsubsidized jobs," says Fetterman. "It would be a boon for our farmers in terms of a cash crop. It would be (great) from a personal freedom standpoint. It would be a gateway drug away from opioids and other harder substances, you know."
Source: NEXTPittsburgh.com on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Jan 14, 2021

Very pro-legalization of marijuana

Pittsburgh NORML, a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, will be hosting a fundraiser for John Fetterman for United States Senate. Fetterman was recently quoted in the Washington Post explaining his stance on marijuana reform: `I'm also very pro-legalization of marijuana. I also think we as a country need to have a conversation about the legalization of other drugs. I've been mayor of a town that's had a lot of economic upheaval, and I've seen this: the war on drugs is a failure. If you're taking drugs, you're doing it to numb some pain in your life. It's a medical issue.`

Pittsburgh NORML shares Mayor Fetterman's position on cannabis and we believe he is the best candidate on issues of drug reform and criminal justice.

Source: The Daily Chronic on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race , Sep 27, 2015

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