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Fetterman slams ‘stupidity’ of not legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun1,2024

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) slammed the “stupidity” of not legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania, arguing other states, especially those surrounding the Keystone State, have already done so. 

“Let’s make it legal,” Fetterman told Fox News Digital on Friday. “I mean, it’s not complicated. Other states have done that. All the states surrounded by Pennsylvania are … and the stupidity of not legalizing marijuana.”

“And now, it’s just so straightforward,” he continued. “And right now, we’re doing this interview in Washington, D.C. and right now I could leave, go buy marijuana legally and the world isn’t spun off its axis, it’s not anarchy and that’s really the truth about it.” 

Fetterman emphasized that marijuana should be “safe, pure, taxed and available,” but not be available to those younger than 21. 

“I would rather have it come from a safe pure place and then I’ve been very clear, it should not be any younger than 21 just like alcohol,” he said. “Young brains can be impacted [by] marijuana and we want to maintain that it should be 21. Any adult should be allowed to do that legally without any criminal pullback.”

The Pennsylvania senator said he has “directly” encouraged President Biden to “liberalize” marijuana. 

Recreationally, marijuana in small amounts can be used by adults in 24 states, not including D.C., according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. 

Biden on Saturday urged all governors to pardon previous state offenses for “simple possession of marijuana.” 

“No one should be in a federal prison solely due to the possession of marijuana, and no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either,” Biden said in a statement. 

Tyler Mitchell

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2 thoughts on “Fetterman slams ‘stupidity’ of not legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania”
  1. Do you think legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania could have a positive impact on the economy and reduce criminal involvement in the industry?

  2. As an advocate for marijuana legalization, I firmly believe that Pennsylvania is lagging behind by not legalizing it yet. It’s time to make it legal and regulated just like alcohol, ensuring safety, purity, and proper taxation. Other states have successfully implemented this, and it’s about time Pennsylvania follows suit. Let’s not ignore the benefits and possibilities of legalizing marijuana.

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