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John Fetterman’s Marijuana “Listening Tour” Will Make Four Stops in Philly

Here’s your chance to talk about legalizing recreational weed with Pennsylvania’s chillest politician.


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John Fetterman speaks at a press conference in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

John Fetterman wants to talk to you about weed.

The Pennsylvania lieutenant governor will bring his marijuana “listening tour” to Philly and Bucks County this month, and you can attend. For free.

The purpose of Fetterman’s first-of-its-kind “listening tour” is, as you might expect, for state residents to share their thoughts on recreational marijuana use and legalization in Pennsylvania. The expedition began in mid-February.

Fetterman plans to stop in every county during the tour — and he’ll visit multiple locations in Philly next weekend. Want to join the conversation? As mentioned, it’s free and open to the public.

Fetterman will visit Bucks County Community College (in Bucks County, of course) between 6 and 7:30 p.m. on May 15th. Then he’ll make four stops in Philly on the 18th and 19th:

  • Northeast Philly: Northeast High School; noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 18th
  • Southwest Philly: University of the Sciences; 4 to 5:30 p.m. on May 18th
  • North Philly: Temple University; 1 to 2:30 p.m. on May 19th
  • Southeast Philly: Horace H. Furness High School; 5 to 6:30 p.m. on May 19th

Worried you can’t make it? It’s okay. You can share your thoughts (or concerns) on recreational marijuana by filling out the form available at this link.

Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, is probably Philly’s chillest politician. He first announced plans for his listening tour in January, roughly a month after Gov. Tom Wolf appeared (for the first time) to be warming up to the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana use in Pennsylvania.

Other officials, like state auditor general Eugene DePasquale, are fully on board with the idea. In a report released last July, DePasquale estimated that legalizing, regulating, and taxing recreational marijuana could generate $581 million per year in revenue for Pennsylvania.

Will Pennsylvania actually legalize recreational weed? Probably one day. Will it happen anytime soon? Well, politics is slow, and we do still have a GOP-dominated legislature. But hey, at least you can share your thoughts on the matter with the lieutenant governor — who definitely has some sway in Harrisburg.

For more information on the tour stops click here.