Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Message to Legislature: Now is the Time to Take up Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis

first_img Economy,  Press Release Focusing on the benefits of restorative justice and revenue generation, Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman again today called on the legislature to take up legalization of adult-use cannabis.“I urge the legislature to join me in building a foundation now to strengthen Pennsylvania’s economy by legalizing cannabis for adult use,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is revenue that can help Pennsylvanians adversely impacted by the criminal justice system access restorative justice programs, it can be earmarked to help our historically disadvantaged small businesses weather the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, and it will give our economy a much-needed boost.”The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous disruptions to Pennsylvania’s economy, and with additional federal aid stagnating in Congress, Wolf said adult-use cannabis legalization now will go a long way in helping the state’s economy recover in the future.Some states that have legalized adult-use cannabis have received hundreds of millions in additional revenue.Wolf and Fetterman stressed that while it will take time to build a system that will bring in that level of revenue in Pennsylvania, there are things the legislature can and should do now to ensure that the state and its residents can benefit from that revenue as soon as possible.Lt. Gov. Fetterman has long led the charge for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis, something that can save money and change the path of the lives of people previously convicted of these low-level crimes.“In 2019, nearly 22,000 people in PA were arrested for having a small amount of marijuana,” Lt. Gov. Fetterman said. “We can better devote the time and resources we spend prosecuting these Pennsylvanians for doing something that most of us think shouldn’t even be illegal.”Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman were joined by Lehigh Valley NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) executive director Jeff Riedy. NORML hosted “Planting A Seed for Freedom; Let Our People Grow,” an awareness event on the Capitol steps today.“We welcome the inclusion of cannabis legalization into Governor Wolf’s legislative agenda, which doubles-down on his commitment to support statewide legalization,” Jeff Riedy said. “NORML chapters across the commonwealth endorsed the Wolf/Fetterman ticket back in 2018. With two robust legalization bills already written, lawmakers could act tomorrow.”The clear message of the day was urgency and how acting now to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis can have immediate benefits for those most adversely affected by criminalization and legalization now can have long-term benefits for the state and all of its residents.“The decriminalization and legalization of adult-use cannabis are what the people of Pennsylvania want,” Gov. Wolf said. “I urge the General Assembly to listen to them.”Ver esta página en español. Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Message to Legislature: Now is the Time to Take up Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis September 16, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

I was scared for my life after Greece arrest- Man Utd captain Maguire

first_imgManchester United and England defender Harry Maguire said on Thursday he was “scared” for his life and thought he was the victim of a kidnapping when he was arrested on a Greek holiday island. The 27-year-old United captain was given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days after being found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after his arrest on Mykonos. However, Maguire told BBC Sport that plain-clothed police officers, who he says did not identify themselves, pulled over his group’s minibus, threw him off the vehicle and hit him in his legs. Maguire said he tried to run away because he had no idea who the men were. “They hit me a lot on the legs. I was in that much of a panic. Fear. Scared for my life,” he said. The central defender said his “conscience is clear”. “I don’t wish it on anybody. Obviously the situation has made it difficult for one of the biggest clubs in the world, so I regret putting the fans and the club through this, but I did nothing wrong,” he added. “I found myself in a situation where it could have happened to anybody and anywhere.” On Wednesday, Maguire’s legal team lodged an appeal against the verdict. Under Greek law, the appeal nullifies the original conviction so there will be a full retrial. Maguire’s brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman were also found guilty on a range of charges and sentenced to 13 months in prison, suspended for three years. Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action MoviesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? The three men denied all the charges. According to media reports, a fight started at a nightclub over claims Maguire’s younger sister Daisy had been injected with what the defence said was a suspected drug. “My initial thought, I thought we were getting kidnapped. We got down on our knees, we put our hands in the air, they just started hitting us,” Maguire added. “They were hitting my leg saying my career’s over: ‘No more football. You won’t play again’. “And at this point I thought there is no chance these are police or I don’t know who they are so I tried to run away.” Read Also: Man City to offer €100m plus three players for Messi Maguire said he had attempted to take his sister to a hospital because she appeared to be losing consciousness having been approached by two men. He also denied attempting to bribe the police. When asked about the allegation, he replied: “No, for sure. As soon as I saw that statement, it’s just ridiculous.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more