|4. Four states could legalize recreational cannabis next month. Pa.? Not so much | Friday Morning Coffee
When confronted with the inexorable march of progress, it’s pretty well established that, given the choice, Pennsylvania will respond with a hearty “Naw, fam, we’re good,” and contentedly allow progress to march on by, as it watches from the comfort of a lawn chair, a plate of perogies balanced on its lap, and a can of Iron City clutched in one mitt.
In fact, the Keystone State’s long and storied history is replete with examples of resistance to progress: Witness the continued and inexplicable endurance of Pennsylvania’s state-operated liquor monopoly; the Give the Local Cops Radar Guns bill that never passes, and, of course, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe.
So, thus is it, that even as Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman continue to hit a brick wall of GOP legislative resistance to a plan to legalize recreational cannabis, voters in four states, including New Jersey, could well vote to legalize it, our friends at The Appeal report.
If voters in the Garden State, Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana give their assent, the money raised from the proceeds of recreational cannabis sales would be used to raise badly needed revenue for pandemic-ravaged economies and to reverse the adverse effects of stupendously destructive marijuana enforcement, the Appeal notes.