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

Franklin County Chamber offers leadership sessions

first_imgBrookville, Ind. — The Franklin County Chamber will hold a Business Leader Development session on Wednesday, August 16. A morning session at 7:30 a.m. or an afternoon session at 4:30 p.m. is available. For more information email info@fcchamber.netlast_img

President Trump Greeted by Throngs of Supporters during Jupiter Inlet Visit

first_imgJUPITER, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday made his first visit to Palm Beach County since March and spoke about protecting Florida’s environment during a visit to the Jupiter Inlet.During a speech in front of the iconic red the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the president announced he’s extending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling along Florida’s gulf coast, and expanding the ban to Florida’s Atlantic coast all the way north along the east coast to Georgia and South Carolina.“With fracking, the shale revolution, and the tremendous surge in American energy production, we’re showing that we can create jobs, safeguard the environment, and keep prices low for America and low for our citizens,” Trump said.The president touted several other of his administration’s environmental policies, including $100 million to fight red tide and toxic algae in Florida, more than $500,000 to fix the aging Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee, and more than $38 billion in improvements to drinking water infrastructure.“I’m committed to ensuring the United States has the cleanest air and cleanest drinking water on Earth,” Trump said. Just months ago, Donald Trump was planning to allow oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida.Now, with 56 days until the election, he conveniently says that he changed his mind. Unbelievable.You don’t have to guess where I stand: I oppose new offshore drilling.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 8, 2020last_img read more

[PHOTO] See Pictures Of Conor McGregor 100ft Yacht Party After Mayweather Defeat

first_imgMixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter cum boxer, Conor McGregor, has gotten the Technical Knock Out (TKO) defeat he suffered at the hands of Mayweather behind him as he parties on a hired 100ft yacht in Ibiza.The 29-year-old Irishman earned a reported sum of £100million from last months “Money Fight” against undefeated Floyd Mayweather and have been partying with friends and family for almost two weeks in Spain’s Balearic islands.Joined by girlfriend, Dee Devlin and son Conor Jr, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-weight world champion is surely having a good time. Who wouldn’t after earning £100million in just 30 minutes?Stopped by Mayweather in the 10th round of his boxing experiment in Las Vegas, the “Notorious” is expected to return to MMA.McGregor having a blast. Can’t stop him now.RelatedIbrahimovic Backs McGregor To Beat Mayweather, Says “He’s The Ibrahimovic Of Martial Arts”August 26, 2017In “Sports”Floyd Mayweather: “Having One Woman Is Too Close To Having None”September 15, 2017In “Boxing”VIDEO: Watch Jose Mourinho Give His Verdict On Mayweather Vs McGregor FightAugust 25, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more