PA: Lt. Gov. reports on listening tour so far, more stops planned

May 03, 2019

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Fetterman to visit Bradford, Susquehanna, Luzerne, Sullivan, Montour, Carbon, Potter, Bucks, and Cameron counties in the next two weeks.

On Monday, legislators heard Lt. Gov. John Fetterman report back on his marijuana listening tour. Fetterman reported attendees were overwhelmingly supportive of legalizing marijuana for adults' use. Opponents have only outnumbered supporters at two of the 50 stops.

The tour is in its tail end now, with only 16 counties remaining. Here are the next couple weeks’ stops. Let’s make sure supporters finish strong, and that Fetterman hears from the strong majority of Pennsylvanians who support replacing prohibition with sensible regulation.

Towanda (Bradford County)
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Towanda Area Jr/Sr High School
1 High School Drive

New Milford (Susquehanna County)
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Blue Ridge High School auditorium
5058 School Road

Wilkes-Barre, (Luzerne County)
Sunday, May 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Wilkes College, Ballroom, second floor of the Henry Student Center
84 W. South Street

Laporte (Sullivan County)
Sunday, May 5, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Sullivan County High School auditorium
749 South Street

Danville (Montour County)
Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center auditorium
374 Preserve Road

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

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

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

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

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.

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.