Corman Says Movement on Legalizing Marijuana Should Not Be Expected This Fall

(Harrisburg) – Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) offered the following statement on Governor Wolf’s news conference about the legalization of adult use marijuana.

“It was Winston Churchill who said: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’ We have long maintained that state laws should be changed because they are good policy for the people of Pennsylvania – not because of their potential to generate money. We do appreciate though the Governor recognizing the need for the General Assembly to play a role in this.

“We look forward to receiving specifics about his broad concepts including who would regulate this new industry, where it would be sold, strategies for enforcement and plans to minimize the impacts on the medical marijuana industry. Like with any issue, a bill would need to work its way through the Senate Committee process to be vetted. Movement on this issue should not be expected his fall.”

CONTACT: Jenn Kocher – jkocher@pasen.gov