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PA: Final marijuana listening tour stops announced, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Make your voices heard in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Bucks County, Cameron County, or Potter County.

With more than 60 tour stops done, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is nearing the end of his 67-county listening tour. If you haven’t already made your voice heard in person, these next 10 days are your last chance. The final listening tour stops will bring Fetterman to multiple locations in Philadelphia, as well as Pittsburgh, south Allegheny County, and Bucks, Cameron, and Potter Counties.

Let’s make sure supporters finish strong, and that elected officials hear from the strong majority of Pennsylvanians who support replacing prohibition with sensible regulation.

Pittsburgh (central Allegheny County)
Saturday, May 11, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Community Empowerment Association
7120 Kelly Street, 15208

McKeesport (south Allegheny County)
Saturday, May 11, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Penn State Greater Allegheny, Wunderly Gymnasium
4000 University Drive, 15132

Jim Thorpe (Carbon County)
Monday, May 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Jim Thorpe Area High School auditorium
1 Olympian Way, 18229

Coudersport (Potter County)
Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department
171 Route 6 West, 16915

Newtown (Bucks County)
Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Bucks County Community College, Zlock Performing Arts Center
275 Swamp Road, 18940

Emporium (Cameron County)
Thursday, May 16, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Cameron County Junior-Senior High School auditorium
601 Woodland Avenue, 15834

Northeast Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)
Saturday, May 18, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Northeast High School auditorium
1501 Cottman Avenue, 19111

Southwest Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)
Saturday, May 18, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
University of the Sciences auditorium, STC 145 McNeil Science and Technology Center
4308 Woodland Avenue, 19026

Northwest Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)
Sunday, May 19, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Temple University, Gittis Student Center, Room 200
1755 N. 13th Street, 19122

Southeast Philadelphia (Philadelphia County)
Sunday, May 19, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Horace H. Furness High School auditorium
900 S. Third Street, 19148

When deciding what you'd like to say, feel free to draw from our document on the Top 10 reasons to end marijuana prohibition or other materials. You may want to consider making a pitch for an inclusive, diverse industry, for allowing home cultivation, and for expunging past convictions.

Even if you're not up for speaking in public, you can still make your voice heard. Fetterman has been asking for a show of hands for supporters and opponents, and the governor's office is soliciting feedback on the issue online.

This is a great opportunity to build momentum for commonsense, humane marijuana laws. Don't miss your chance to let your elected officials know it's time to stop branding Pennsylvanians criminals for a substance that's safer than alcohol.

And please spread the word to help grow the chorus for reform.

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