Pennsylvania Governor Launches Program To Pardon Marijuana Convictions

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the party’s candidate for U.S. Senate, announced on Thursday the creation of a new program to pardon past convictions for marijuana offenses. Dubbed the Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project, the initiative is a “coordinated effort for a one-time, large-scale pardoning project for people with select minor, non-violent marijuana criminal convictions,” according to a statement from the governor’s office.

Wolf and Fetterman have long advocated for the legalization of recreational cannabis in Pennsylvania, where lawmakers legalized medical marijuana in 2016. In 2019, Fetterman embarked on a 98-day tour to visit each of the state’s 67 counties to hold town

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